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  • Deeper Learning and e-learning A Review of Promising Programs and Emerging Technologies in the Field of Online Teacher Professional Development Prepared
for
The
William
and
Flora
Hewlett
Foundation:
 Vic
Vuchic
 The
William
and
Flora
Hewlett
Foundation
 2121
Sand
Hill
Road
 Menlo
Park,
CA
94025
 
 
 Submitted
by:
 Bob
Montgomery,
Kurt
Larsen,
and
Gina
Hale
 WestEd
 730
Harrison
Street
 San
Francisco,
CA
94107
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Contact:

 Bob
Montgomery
 
 510‐409‐3822
 bmont@wested.org

 
 
 August
12,
2011


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    TABLE
OF
CONTENTS


    Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 4
 Our
Process...................................................................................................................................................................................4
 Collected
and
reviewed
data..................................................................................................................................................4
 Created
the
Deeper
Learning
oTPD
Framework ..........................................................................................................4
 Identified
important
trends
in
the
context
of
online
learning ................................................................................4
 Profiled
promising
programs
and
technologies............................................................................................................5
 Developed
a
set
of
recommendations
regarding
future
support
for
oTPD .......................................................5


    How this Document Is Organized .................................................................................... 5
 Recommendations.....................................................................................................................................................................5
 Deeper
Learning
oTPD
Framework...................................................................................................................................5
 Context:
Emerging
Trends
in
Online
Learning .............................................................................................................5
 Strategic
Literacy
Initiative’s
Case
Study ........................................................................................................................5
 Program
Profiles
Introduction.............................................................................................................................................6
 Technology
Profiles
Introduction.......................................................................................................................................6
 Appendices
A
&
B.......................................................................................................................................................................6
 Recommendations ............................................................................................................. 7
 1.
Build
Capacity.........................................................................................................................................................................7
 2.
Support
Rapid
Prototyping
Of
Tools
And
Platforms .............................................................................................7
 3.
Create
Additional
Proof
Point
Networks ....................................................................................................................8
 4.
Monitor,
Evaluate,
And
Disseminate
Effective
Online
Teacher
Professional
Development
 Programs .......................................................................................................................................................................................9
 5.
Create
Strategic
Alliances
With
the
Education
Technology
Community ................................................... 10


    The Deeper Learning oTPD Framework........................................................................ 12
 Our
Framework ....................................................................................................................................................................... 13


    Context: Emerging Trends in Online Learning............................................................ 16
 Personal
Learning
Networks:
Social
and
Informal
Learning............................................................................... 16
 Growing
Popularity
and
Reach ......................................................................................................................................... 16
 Potential
For
Impact .............................................................................................................................................................. 17
 Open
Economics
Of
PLNs...................................................................................................................................................... 18
 What
A
Networked
World
Means
For
Schools
And
Teachers .............................................................................. 18


    Openness .................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
 Dimensions
of
Openness
for
Learning
and
Teacher
Practice............................................................................... 20
 Open
Curricula:
Massive
Open
Online
Courses
(MOOCs)........................................................................................ 21
 Open
Educators:
The
Role
of
Facilitators
in
Online
Environments.................................................................... 22
 Open
Presentations................................................................................................................................................................. 23
 An
Open
Educator
Manifesto.............................................................................................................................................. 23


    The
Future
of
Learning
Management
Systems .......................................................................................................... 24
 What
is
a
Learning
Management
System? ................................................................................................................... 24
 A
New
Entrant:
The
Canvas
LMS
Developed
by
Instructure................................................................................. 26


    Video
Analysis .......................................................................................................................................................................... 27
 The
Anthropology
of
YouTube ........................................................................................................................................... 27
 Video
and
Teacher
Reflection............................................................................................................................................. 28
 MediaThread
as
an
Example
Video
Annotation
Tool .............................................................................................. 28
 Video
Analysis
for
Deeper
Learning ................................................................................................................................ 29


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    Simulations................................................................................................................................................................................ 30
 Inquiry
Team
Training
Simulation.................................................................................................................................. 31
 Taming
Assessment
Simulation......................................................................................................................................... 31
 The
Big
Picture ......................................................................................................................................................................... 32


    A Programmatic Case Study: Learnings From SLI’s Transition to Online Teacher Professional Development.............................................................................................. 34
 Noteworthy ............................................................................................................................................................................... 35
 Blog ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 35
 Facilitators
Intensive
Training.......................................................................................................................................... 35
 Renton
Community
College......................................................................................................................................