California eLearning Census
The second annual California eLearning Census is being conducted by the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN), a state-funded technology service, in collaboration with the Evergreen Education Group. Census data will be published in the October, 2013 Keeping Pace and in a CLRN white paper this summer, which will report both eLearning trends and student participation.
This survey will ask for the number of students who are learning online, both during the 2012-13 school year as well as during summer, 2012. Districts not currently implementing online learning, or that are in the planning stages, only need to complete questions 1-7. FAQs and the 2012 white paper are at http://clrn.org/census. Deadline: May 1, 2013.
Full-time Virtual School
- Students take all their courses online away from school.
- Students do not visit a physical campus, except to take assessments.
Blended Online Learning:
Online learning that typically takes place at school, where students have some control over time, place, path and/or pace. You may use this online tool to determine the models you use: http://bit.ly/censusmodels
- Rotation: Students rotate, on a fixed schedule in a course, between learning online and learning from a face-to-face teacher. Rotation includes teachers who “Flip” their class.
- To count use of supplemental and/or Internet resources as blended, students must rotate between them and a classroom on a fixed schedule within an individual course.
- Flex: Students take a majority of their courses online at school in an individually customized, fluid schedule and on-site teachers or paraprofessionals provide support.
- Self-Blend: Students choose to take one or more online courses to supplement their schedules and the teacher of record is online.
- Enriched Virtual School: Independent study students take all their online courses at home but visit a physical campus to meet with a teacher.
What is NOT virtual or blended learning:
- Participation in supplemental electronic activities or technology-rich activities that don’t fit the definitions above.
1. Person completing the survey
2. Your Title
3. Email Address
4. County name
5. District name or Direct-Funded Charter Name
6. Are you a direct-funded charter?
7. Do students at your charter or district participate in online learning (full-time virtual and/or blended)?
If no, “Is your district currently discussing or planning to implement online learning? <End Survey>
8. Are teachers for your online or blended courses employed by the school/district or by the provider?
a. District/school instructors <Proceed to Question 9>
b. Provider instructors <Proceed to Question 10>
c. Both <Proceed to Question 9>
9. Does your school or district provide professional development, specific to teaching online or blended courses, to online/blended instructors?
10. Do you operate an on-campus virtual school? (Students take all of their courses online AT a physical campus.)
11. Which blended learning models are being utilized in your charter or district? (Check all that apply)
d. Enriched Virtual School
e. Don’t know
f. Other (fill in)
12. How many schools in your district/charter are implementing virtual or blended learning?
13. Students in which grade levels participate in virtual or blended learning? (Check all that apply)
a. Grades K-5
b. Grades 6-8
c. Grades 9-12
14. How many students are participating in full-time virtual learning during the 2012-2013 school year?
Students take all their courses online away from school.
15. How many students are participating in blended learning during the 2012-2013 school year?
Blended learning students are those who take one or more classes online AT school or who rotate between online learning and a face-to-face teacher. Use of supplemental software or Internet resources, only if students regularly rotate between computer and face-to-face learning for an individual course, IS classified blended learning.
16. How many students took virtual or blended courses during the summer of 2012?
17. If you are acquiring commercial content/courses for your school(s), from which companies are you purchasing content? (Check all that apply)
a. Accelerate Education
b. Advanced Academics
d. American Virtual Academy
e. Apex Learning
f. Aventa (K12 Inc.)
g. BYU Independent Study
i. Compass Learning
j. Connections Learning (Pearson)
k. Cyber High
l. Education 2020
n. Florida Virtual School (Pearson)
p. Middlebury Interactive Languages
q. National University Virtual High
s. Pearson Digital Learning
t. Plato Learning
v. University of Missouri High School
w. University of Nebraska, Lincoln
x. Voyager Learning
y. Other (fill in)
18. If utilizing online or blended learning with supplemental software/Internet resources or with open source materials, which resources are involved? (Check all that apply)
c. iTunes University
d. Khan Academy
e. MIT Open Courseware
f. National Repository of Online Courses (NROC)
g. OER Commons
i. UC College Prep (UCCP)
19. What learning management system(s) do you use? (Check all that apply)
b. Brain Honey
d. Course Builder
g. Edu 2.0
h. Education Elements
j. Moodle (or variations like Moodle Sites)
k. Open Class
The Innosight Institute, which created the blended model descriptions, invites you to share more about your program and help support the broader ecosystem of blended learning. Submit your blended profile to the Innosight Institute Blended-Learning Universe and join a community of innovative practitioners around the world. http://bit.ly/blendedshare