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Best of BbWorld: How to Take Online Learning to the Next Level: Highly Interactive Virtual Education



Overview of FLVS

  • Enrollment is at over 250,000+ - grown explonentially, from 10,000 in the year 2000-2001
  • 1300 employees - 1000 are teachers
  • State pays only when the student has successfully completed

  • Implement Grade forgiveness - try to get them to pass, retake courses or resubmit assignments until it meets standards

  • Every 3-5 years - rewrite course (80%+ of the content)

  • 30-40% of students who enroll are in a failing situation

  • Work with all 67 school districts in Florida. 17 schools have opted to franchise from FLVS which allows them use of content, CMS and professional development
  • Look at login stats and see that students typically login from 10am - 10pm
  • Each student is paired up with an FLVS instructor. Instructor makes monthly phone calls to parents and sometimes weekly phone calls with students

Gaming Course - Conspiracy Code
  • Semester long American History course (1 credit)
  • Students are in a virtual game, problem solving, learning about history
  • 51 assessments
  • Data maps to help with gathering information
  • Used shell of game to create reading program. Plans to develop more game-based courses (5-6 months development time)
Course Tours: http://www.flvs.net/areas/flvscourses/Pages/CourseTours.aspx

Archive Link: https://blackboard.webex.com/blackboard/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=48537037&rKey=7108554bda89db6e

Comments

Anonymous said…
Darn it, you beat me! I attended the webinar too & was just going to post my review. I thought it was a good, informative session. You highlighted all most all of the points I listed in my notes. I also noted the following...

- their students tend to score higher on state exams than those in traditional schools
- 45 states & 34 countries use their curriculum in some form
- students can enter & finish the courses at anytime during the year.
- for a demo of Conspiracy Code visit http://360ed.com/

Good stuff!

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