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LEARNING AND TRAINING IS HOT AGAIN
There is a broad agreement between analysts about the fact that in the near future organizations of all sizes will increase their budget expenditure for training purposes. The anticipated increase in an organization’s training budgets could be attributed to the following reasons:

• A broadening of the scope of the training programs
• Additional training staff
• An increase in the number served learners

Learning and training leaders have also noted economic constraints, new technologies, and workforce re-skilling as influencers of future budget allocation, according to the 2015 Training Industry Report by Training Magazine. According to Brandon Hall Group, L&D leaders will allocate future budgets to stay in line with company growth goals. In the upcoming years, they are expected to consult more and more C-level executives to ensure their learning strategies are aligned with future business objectives.

Source of the figure: Mosher & Gottfredson, 2011

The Five Moments of Need

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LEARNING AND TRAINING IS HOT AGAIN
There is a broad agreement between analysts about the fact that in the near future organizations of all sizes will increase their budget expenditure for training purposes. The anticipated increase in an organization’s training budgets could be attributed to the following reasons:

• A broadening of the scope of the training programs
• Additional training staff
• An increase in the number served learners

Learning and training leaders have also noted economic constraints, new technologies, and workforce re-skilling as influencers of future budget allocation, according to the 2015 Training Industry Report by Training Magazine. According to Brandon Hall Group, L&D leaders will allocate future budgets to stay in line with company growth goals. In the upcoming years, they are expected to consult more and more C-level executives to ensure their learning strategies are aligned with future business objectives.

Source of the figure: Mosher & Gottfredson, 2011

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Online learning, Digital Learning Technologies, Mobile learning K-12 Attitudes/Benefits/Challenges
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"In this report we will examine the trends from our analysis of the Speak Up data collected in fall 2015. More than 505,000 K-12 students, parents, educators, and community members participated in Speak Up 2015." (p. 2). And there are 2,868 principals participated in Speak Up 2015.

 

School and district administrators' vision of the ultimate school

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Online learning, Digital Learning Technologies K-12 Attitudes/Benefits/Challenges

"Over eight out of ten administrators say using technology within instruction is the best way to become college and career ready. Especially notable for this discussion is that 38 percent of the district leaders specifically identified “taking a fully online or virtual course” as an optimum way to develop college and career readiness skills as well." (p. 7)

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"In this report we will examine the trends from our analysis of the Speak Up data collected in fall 2015. More than 505,000 K-12 students, parents, educators, and community members participated in Speak Up 2015." (p. 2). And there are 2,868 principals participated in Speak Up 2015.

 

The effect of using technology in instruction on getting students ready for college and career

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"Over eight out of ten administrators say using technology within instruction is the best way to become college and career ready. Especially notable for this discussion is that 38 percent of the district leaders specifically identified “taking a fully online or virtual course” as an optimum way to develop college and career readiness skills as well." (p. 7)

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Online learning K-12 Attitudes/Benefits/Challenges
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~1300 K-12 schools (about 46% of 2,868 principals)
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"In this report we will examine the trends from our analysis of the Speak Up data collected in fall 2015. More than 505,000 K-12 students, parents, educators, and community members participated in Speak Up 2015." (p. 2). And there are 2,868 principals participated in Speak Up 2015.

 

Challenges with implementations of blended learning

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Online learning, Educational Games / Gamification, Digital Learning Technologies K-12 Usage: Current and Past

"According to the 2015 Speak Up findings from 2,868 principals nationwide, approximately 46 percent of K-12 schools have already implemented some variation of blended learning and/or competency-based instruction for their students. An additional 15 percent are considering these classroom models as strategic initiatives for the new school year."

"Two-thirds of school principals with successful blended and competency-based initiatives say that the effective use of technology is extremely important to their students’ success."

"These personalized learning pioneers are also in the forefront with the use of student data to personalize instruction (97 percent), online assessments (93 percent), digital content within instruction (92 percent)digital professional development for teachers (70 percent) and game-based learning (60 percent)."

(p. 2)

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2,868 principals
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"In this report we will examine the trends from our analysis of the Speak Up data collected in fall 2015. More than 505,000 K-12 students, parents, educators, and community members participated in Speak Up 2015." (p. 2). And there are 2,868 principals participated in Speak Up 2015.

 

Usage of blended learning and/or competency-based instruction in K-12 schools

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"According to the 2015 Speak Up findings from 2,868 principals nationwide, approximately 46 percent of K-12 schools have already implemented some variation of blended learning and/or competency-based instruction for their students. An additional 15 percent are considering these classroom models as strategic initiatives for the new school year."

"Two-thirds of school principals with successful blended and competency-based initiatives say that the effective use of technology is extremely important to their students’ success."

"These personalized learning pioneers are also in the forefront with the use of student data to personalize instruction (97 percent), online assessments (93 percent), digital content within instruction (92 percent)digital professional development for teachers (70 percent) and game-based learning (60 percent)."

(p. 2)

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iNACOL defines competency-based learning as personalized learning that incorporates these five elements:
• Students advance upon demonstrated mastery.
• Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students.
• Assessment is meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.
• Students receive timely, differentiated support based on their individual learning needs.
• Learning outcomes emphasize competencies that include application and creation of knowledge, along with the development of important skills and dispositions.

(source: http://www.inacol.org/news/what-is-competency-education/)

Increasingly, educators as well as policymakers, parents and community members are acquiring a new understanding of what personalized learning means, and acquiring a new common language around key concepts central to personalized learning. The key concepts include:
• Centering the learning experience around students’ needs and providing differentiated support pathways that include a level of student choice about learning modalities as well as time and pace.
• Empowering teachers to better understand student strengths and weaknesses through the use of learning progressions, formative assessments and real-time data fueled by
digital tools.
• Moving away from the definition of school as a fixed, physical locale where learning only happens from 8am-3pm to a new paradigm that acknowledges the blending of informal and formal environments and the value of student selfdirected learning.
• Redefining education outcomes as the attainment of mastery or competence where the acquisition of knowledge and skills is evaluated through demonstrated authentic evidence such as through project-based learning goals, not just seat time or even once a year test scores.

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Online learning K-12 Attitudes/Benefits/Challenges

Per the most recent Speak Up national data, one-third of district administrators nationwide endorse “individualized education plans for every student” as a key local strategy for improving students’ readiness for college and career expectations.

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~1300 K-12 schools (about 46% of 2,868 principals)
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"In this report we will examine the trends from our analysis of the Speak Up data collected in fall 2015. More than 505,000 K-12 students, parents, educators, and community members participated in Speak Up 2015." (p. 2). And there are 2,868 principals participated in Speak Up 2015.

 

What are the benefits of blended learning at your school?

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Per the most recent Speak Up national data, one-third of district administrators nationwide endorse “individualized education plans for every student” as a key local strategy for improving students’ readiness for college and career expectations.

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Digital Learning Technologies, Online learning, Learning analytics / Data mining, Mobile learning, OER, Educational Games / Gamification, AR / VR Higher education Usage: Current and Past
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243 EDUCAUSE members

Adoption of different learning technologies

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■ Don’t know: I don’t know what this technology is.

■ No deployment: None of this technology is in place, and no work will be under way or resources committed for this technology in 2016.

■ Tracking: Multiple person-days of effort will be assigned but restricted to monitoring and understanding this technology (much more than just reading articles).

■ Planning, piloting, initial deployment: This technology is not yet available to users; however, meaningful planning for deployment is either in development or in place. Staff are investing significant time (multiple person-weeks of effort) and resources in executing the plan to pilot or deploy this technology within a defined time frame.

■ Expanding deployment: In 2016, we will move from initial or partial to broader or even institution-wide deployment.

■ Institution-wide deployment: Full production-quality technical capability is in place, including ongoing maintenance, funding, etc., with deployment potentially supporting institution-wide access.

(p. 47)

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Educational Games / Gamification, Mobile learning, Online learning Business and industry Usage: Anticipated
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644 companies

Types of Training Products and Services Intended to Purchase Next Year

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Online learning, Mobile learning, Social media Business and industry Usage: Current and Past
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644 companies

Training Delivery Methods by Company Size 2016

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Online learning, Mobile learning, Performance support / improvement, Knowledge management, AR / VR Business and industry Usage: Current and Past
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644 companies

Learning Technologies Current Usage

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