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Mean What You Say: Defining and Integrating Personalized, Blended and Competency Education

Mean What You Say: Defining and Integrating Personalized, Blended and Competency Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The goal of the paper is to explain the nuances of key terms used across the field of K-12 education related to personalized, blended and competency education, and how the ideas integrate in order to create new learning models. Read this paper to make sense of these terms and discover how they fit

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To learn more about K-12 Virtual School, master the vocabulary.

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A reallyuseful free PDF ebook with some useful definitions and descriptions.

Germán A. Osorio-Zuluaga's curator insight, March 9, 10:37 AM

A reallyuseful free PDF ebook with some useful definitions and descriptions.

Le Dong Phuong's curator insight, March 11, 8:49 PM

A reallyuseful free PDF ebook with some useful definitions and descriptions.

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iNACOL - Virtual School Symposium 2012 - Student Panel

This is "iNACOL - Virtual School Symposium 2012 - Student Panel" by iNACOL on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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iNACOL-Transforming-K-12-Rural-Education-through-Blended-Learning.pdf

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Evaluating what works in blended learning | EdNewsColorado

Evaluating what works in blended learning | EdNewsColorado | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By Katie Ash of Education Week (republished in EdNews Colorado)

 

This is a good overview of the state of evaluation in blended learning, touching on comments by Stusan Patrick, Michael Horn, and several charter school operators including the Allience of College-Ready Public Schools, Summit Public Schools, and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. -JL


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iNACOL Releases 5 Policy Reforms for Online Learning

iNACOL Releases 5 Policy Reforms for Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The policy brief provides background and recommendations for five key issues, which include the following:


Individual student growth models to support student-centered, competency-based learning


Performance-based systems of assessments


Federal research for High-quality online learning


Human capital development through redesigned preservice/in-service training for online and blended learning; and


Reliable and ubiquitous student access to the Internet and quality learning materials.

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Competency-Based Pathways - iNACOL

Competency-Based Pathways - iNACOL | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Four recent reports (2010 - 2011) on Competency Based issues in virtual education.  All reports are available for pdf download. 

 

It's Not a Matter of Time: Highlights from the 2011 Competency-Based Summit
Sturgis, Patrick and Pittenger, July 2011

 

Cracking the Code: Synchronizing Policy and Practice for Performance-Based Learning
Patrick and Sturgis, July 2011

 

When Success is the Only Option: Designing Competency-based Pathways for Next Generation Learning
Sturgis and Patrick, November 2010

 

Clearing the Path: Creating Innovation Space for Serving Over-age, Under-credited Students in Competency-based Pathways
Sturgis, Rath, Weisstein and Patrick, December 2010

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iNACOL Conference Video Archive

iNACOL Conference Video Archive | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

VSS2011 is the leading conference on virtual education and was held on Nov 10-11, 2011.


This page is the schedule of conference events. Videos of conference presentations are now online. Many interesting presentations to view!

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The Innovative Educator: Five Things Students Want Their Teachers to Know about Online Learning

The Innovative Educator: Five Things Students Want Their Teachers to Know about Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Kids love having the opportunity to learn online but it’s not merely the medium or the technology that students enjoy. At the recent iNacol Virtual Schools Symposium I listened to high school students who have experience learning this way as well as teachers who have experience with these students, share some advice for making this type of learning even better.

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Online and Blended Learning: A Survey of Policy and Practice from K-12 Schools Around the World - Online Bookstore - iNACOL

Online and Blended Learning: A Survey of Policy and Practice from K-12 Schools Around the World - Online Bookstore - iNACOL | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Published by iNACOL November 2011, Hardcopy $9.95. Free PDF download. 


Introduction


In 2006, the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL) conducted its first international survey, researching how other countries were implementing online and blended learning opportunities for their primary and secondary (K-12) students.


As the pace of growth of online and blended learning has grown at an average of over 30% each year for the past 10 years across the United States, there have been several requests to update the research done from An International Perspective of K-12 Online Learning: A Summary of the 2006 NACOL International E-Learning Survey.1 As a result, iNACOL undertook the project to produce a new report on the international state of K-12 online learning with the assistance of several members of the iNACOL Research Committee


The collection of the content for this report was made possible through the Atlas Economic Research Foundation to replicate and extend the 2006 International Survey conducted by iNACOL. Atlas worked with current education researchers in over 60 countries to answer several questions about the state of online learning policy and practice for primary and secondary (K-12) students in each country. iNACOL received a total of 50 completed surveys.


The surveys included 23 questions that were thematically focused around the following areas:

  • Government involvement in online learning in areas such as planning, finance, and leadership
  • Numbers of students taking courses online and the geographic areas served
  • Instructor professional development
  • Quality standards for courses and supportive services
  • Challenges for online learning
  • Technology used by students
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iNACOL - Course Access for Students Nationwide

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This is an opportunity for students to take high quality online courses that might not otherwise be available to them within their school districts.   

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10 Reasons High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online

10 Reasons  High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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Ever wonder how students feel about learning online? At the recent iNacol Virtual Schools Symposium participants were treated to an experience that is surprisingly is rarely available at education conferences. We had the opportunity to hear directly from a panel of students who explained why they preferred learning online. Here are some of the reasons shared by these students and others I heard from explaining why students preferred this method of learning.

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10 Reasons High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:06 PM

Nothing new here, but these are our future students. 

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:46 PM

Porque los alumnos prefieren aprender on-line.

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Blended Learning: The Convergence of Online and Face-to-Face Education

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A report from INACOL.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:32 AM

Blended learning is already happening and we are figuring out how its works well.

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Blended learning is already happening and we are figuring out how its works well.
Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:28 AM

An overview worthy of perusal.

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iNACOL Introduces Statement of Principles for Effective Online Learning

iNACOL Introduces Statement of Principles for Effective Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Last week, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) released a new statement of policy principles aimed at creating effective online learning laws in states across the country. iNACOL's Principles for Model Legislation in States will give interested parties guidance in establishing policy that puts student achievement front and center via online learning.
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Promising Practices in Online Learning - iNACOL

Promising Practices in Online Learning - iNACOL | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The most well established K-12 online learning programs are more than ten years old, and many programs have between five and ten years of operating experience. The newest programs are building on the expertise of those early adopters, as well as the experience of online learning in postsecondary institutions and the corporate world. A body of knowledge, skills and practices has been developed by individual programs, in collaboration with practitioners, researchers, and policymakers. Because there are so many types of online programs (full-time, supplemental, stateled, district-level, consortium), there are also many different approaches to teaching, student support, professional development, and other issues.

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iNACOL Online Learning Clearinghouse

iNACOL Online Learning Clearinghouse | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The NACOL Online Learning Clearinghouse is a comprehensive effort supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and WestEd to provide a listing of online learning laws and operating online learning programs in the United States. The Clearinghouse provides an independent, objective source of information to help you learn more about the online learning programs in your area.

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The Innovative Educator: 10 Reasons Students Say They Prefer Learning Online

The Innovative Educator: 10 Reasons Students Say They Prefer Learning Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Ever wonder how students feel about learning online? At the recent iNacol Virtual Schools Symposium participants were treated to an experience that is surprisingly is rarely available at education conferences.


We had the opportunity to hear directly from a panel of students who explained why they preferred learning online. Here are some of the reasons shared by these students and others I heard from explaining why students preferred this method of learning.

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iNACOL National Standards - iNACOL

iNACOL National Standards - iNACOL | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

iNACOL Standards Revision 2. Three sets of Standards: Online Teaching, Online Courses, Onlline Programs available for pdf download on this page.


On October 12, 2011, iNACOL released the National Standards for Quality Online Courses, version 2.


On October 20, 2011, iNACOL released the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching, version 2.


The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) announces the release of ground-breaking quality standards for K-12 online learning titled, National Standards for Quality Online Programs.

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