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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution | K-12 Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
The president and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) explains why the time for virtual education is now.

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Some see blended learning as future of education | eSchool News

Some see blended learning as future of education | eSchool News | K-12 Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Blended learning that combines online and face-to-face instruction will be important to the future of education, according to some experts and educators who participated in a recent webinar on the mission of the Digital Learning Council to expand students' access to online learning. "While we continue to see K-12 online and blended learning programs grow at a rapid pace on a national scale with strong demand from students interested in online courses, the growth remains uneven state by state," said Susan Patrick, president and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

 

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Report: Online learning needs quality assurance

Report: Online learning needs quality assurance | K-12 Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

"Online learning programs must take advantage of new tools and practices to personalize learning and help policy makers gauge the performance of online students, according to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). With the growth of U.S. K-12 online learning enrollments rising each year, the report outlines how policy makers and education leaders might thoughtfully implement new performance metrics and quality assurance for these increasingly popular educational environments."


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http://ttp://www.inacol.org/research/docs/NACOL_EquityAccess.pdf

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Access and Equity in Online Classes and Virtual Schools
Written by Raymond M. Rose with Robert L. Blomeyer, Ph.D.

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Virtual Schooling MOOC - home

Virtual Schooling MOOC - home | K-12 Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

Welcome to Virtual School 2012 MOOC. This massive online open course (MOOC) provides a broad overview of the field of K-12 online learning, specifically what is currently known based on the research that has been conducted in the field.


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The Rise of Blended Learning - Smithsonian

The Rise of Blended Learning - Smithsonian | K-12 Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
The Rise of Blended Learning Smithsonian “Just in the last few years there's been tremendous interest by school district leaders who know they can't keep doing the same thing and expect different results,” says Susan Patrick, the president of the...
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Ed Tech Glossary Clarifies E-Learning Terms -- THE Journal

Ed Tech Glossary Clarifies E-Learning Terms -- THE Journal | K-12 Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
iNACOL, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, has launched a publication called the Online Learning Definitions Project, a compendium of ed tech terms related to online and blended learning.

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iNACOL Introduces Statement of Principles for Effective Online Learning

"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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iNACOL | International Association for K-12 Online Learning

iNACOL | International Association for K-12 Online Learning | K-12 Virtual Learning | Scoop.it

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Nifty new iNACOL website.

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Attention Shifts to Blended Learning at Virtual Ed. Conference

Attention Shifts to Blended Learning at Virtual Ed. Conference | K-12 Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Keynote speeches, panel discussions, and new reports all put the spotlight on models for combining face-to-face and online instruction.

 

While the rise of blended learning has long been on the radar of leaders in virtual education, last week's Virtual School Symposium may have been its unofficial coming-out party.


From beginning to end, blended learning—briefly defined as any of a variety of approaches that combine features of both face-to-face and online instruction—took headline status in keynote speeches, panel discussions, and report releases throughout the three-day conference hosted here by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, or iNACOL.

 

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Hamilton Schools pilots online platform for credit recovery - Hamilton Journal News (subscription)

Hamilton Schools pilots online platform for credit recovery - Hamilton Journal News (subscription) | K-12 Virtual Learning | Scoop.it
Hamilton Schools pilots online platform for credit recovery
Hamilton Journal News (subscription)
As of this week, about 40 classes had been completed by the more than 200 students, according to Beth Smith, a counselor at Wilson Middle School.
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Hybrid Learning: The Best of Both Worlds | Koenig Solutions Blog

What does the word 'Hybrid' brings to your mind? You might have heard this term in biology, electronics, vehicles, technology etc. Have you ever anticipated...
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