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Learning in 21st Century:
A Trends Update (Speak Up 2007) 

Report CoverProject Tomorrow and Blackboard released Learning in the 21st Century: A Trends Update at NECC on Tuesday, July 1st, 2008. This new report serves as an update to A National Report of Online Learning, originally released last October 2007.

The report Learning in the 21st Century: A Trends Update highlights the results of the most recent Speak Up online survey (fall 2007), in which Project Tomorrow probed deeper on this important national topic. The report provides new and timely data on the growth of online learning in America’s schools for both student learning and teacher professional development, and the challenges faced by school and district leaders in regards to technology and learning.

A sampling of key findings in the report:

  • Over 41% of students believe that online classes will have the greatest positive impact on their learning, a growth of over 20% from the 2006 data findings.
  • Over 20% of teachers chose online classes as a key element for increasing student achievement in the 21st century school an increase of almost 28% over the 2006 data findings.
  • Over 26% of teachers chose online learning as their first choice for training.

Panel Discussion - Online Learning
Learn more from these innovative educators about the strategies for implementing online learning, and their sucessess and challenges -- Podcast from panel discussion at NECC - San Antonio, TX (June 29-July 2, 2008). Panelists include:

  • Janet Herdman - North Kansas City Schools
  • Melissa Higgs-Horwell - South Central Ohio Computer Association
  • Ann McMullan - Klein ISD


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