The California Learning Resource Network (CLRN), a state-funded technology service administered by the Stanislaus County Office of Education, requests your participation in the California eLearning Census. Working in partnership with the Evergreen Education Group, primary author of the California eLearning Framework, census data will be shared with the California Department of Education and published in Evergreen’s October 2012 Keeping Pace, a national eLearning census and report of eLearning trends.
In brief, we’re asking all California school districts and direct-funded charters to count the number of students who are taking all their courses online away from school as well as those who are learning online, part-time or full-time at a school campus. The question set, which is intentionally brief so as to not impose, is attached. Districts not currently implementing online learning, or that are in the planning stages to deploy online learning, only need to complete questions 1-7.
Working with CLRN to notify districts are local CTAP regions, which normally provide technology professional development and technology plan assistance to districts. Your participation will help us collect sufficient data and ensure that the results are valid. You may fax the attached survey back to CLRN using the number on the questionnaire or enter it online at elearningcensus.net. The deadline to complete the survey is May 1st.
We’ve all see online learning’s dramatic growth the past few years as an increasing number of districts embrace it to meet their students’ needs. Collecting and reporting this growth in California is one way to demonstrate how quickly districts are adopting it as well as pointing out the assistance our county offices can provide to our partner districts. CLRN will share survey results with county offices and CTAP regions after the survey closes on May 1st.