Project Tomorrow and Blackboard have teamed up to understand growing trends in 21st century education, including online learning and visionary leadership.
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The digital conversion means different things to different education leaders in K-12, especially with new state standards driving change in what exactly classroom learning looks like. But the 2013 Speak Up Survey data reveals an exciting new trend—everyone seems to agree that online learning options are providing more ways than ever to engage students. With 43% of district administrators now offering online courses, many education leaders are realizing the potential of online learning to help address these new standards and to meet the changing needs of an ever-diversifying student population. Online learning is no longer just a platform for the delivery of instruction—it has become a highly efficient way for teachers and students to communicate, collaborate and connect around content.
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As the environment for mobile learning has matured over the last few years, we now have greater clarity around the key opportunities and challenges associated with student use of mobile devices within instruction. In this new special report, we examine the Speak Up 2011 national findings to examine the growth in mobile accessibility and the demand for mobile access among students, parents and teachers. It also addresses the challenges associated with personal mobile access in schools and the potential for mobile technology to actually decrease costs for administrators while enhancing learning for students.
As new technologies continue to emerge, schools are tasked with figuring out how to leverage these tools to engage students for learning. One of the ways in which schools are seeing success is through online learning, which not only engages them in contextually-based content, but also enables greater personalization on the learning process. Based on the 2010 Speak Up survey facilitated by Project Tomorrow, the 2011 Trends Update provides insight on the state of online learning by answering:
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This report identifies key findings from the Speak Up 2009 trends report and from interviews with innovative educators who are leveraging mobile devices for learning. Their stories illustrate emerging trends, implementation considerations and strategies for implementing mobile learning initiatives. Download the report (PDF)
Learning in the 21st Century: Taking it Mobile! Listen to Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, identify key findings from the Speak Up 2009 trends report and from interviews with innovative educators who are leveraging mobile devices for learning. Stories from these cutting-edge education leaders illustrate emerging trends, implementation considerations and strategies for launching mobile learning initiatives. Play the webinar >
As new technologies continue to emerge, schools are tasked with figuring out how to leverage these tools to engage students for learning. One of the ways in which schools are seeing success is through online learning, which not only engages them in contextually-based content, but also enables greater personalization on the learning process. Based on the 2010 Speak Up survey facilitated by Project Tomorrow, the 2011 Trends Update provides insight on the state of online learning. Download the report (PDF)
(Released October 2009) Parents are important, but often overlooked, stakeholders in education. Learning in the 21st Century: Parents’ Perspectives, Parents Priorities’ explores the views of parents on the role of technology in education and how well they believe that schools are doing to prepare children for the jobs and careers of the future. Based upon the voices of over 21,000 parents collected through the Speak Up 2008 National Research Project, this landmark report investigates both the angst and the aspirations of parents. Download the paper (PDF)
Engaging Parents' Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom: Data Review and Discussion Today's school leaders face many new challenges in creating 21st century learning environments including how to gain the support of parents for emerging technologies such as mobile devices, online learning and digital content. During this webinar, you will hear what students, parents, teachers and administrators think about the use of emerging technologies in the classroom. Play the webinar >
Learning in the 21st Century: 2009 Trends Update, examines the growing student interest for online learning and how schools are meeting that demand. This report, which is the third in a series of reports published by Project Tomorrow®, a national education nonprofit organization, in collaboration with Blackboard, examines the Speak Up 2008 survey data collected online in Fall 2008 from more than 335,000 K-12 students, teachers, administrators and parents from across the nation. Download the paper (PDF)
Learning in the 21st Century: 2009 Trends Update Data and Discussion This web presentation explores the latest release in the Learning in the 21st Century series, featuring a panel discussion around online learning. Play the webinar >
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