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Lessons Learned from Blended Programs: Experiences and Recommendations from the Field

October 2012. This book serves to provide in-depth case studies of blended learning programs from the perspective of experts and pioneering leaders in the field today. The chapters have been collected to share lessons and stories from the experiences of those leading the development of new learning models using blended learning across the nation. From the start,…


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Lessons Learned from Virtual Schools: Experiences and Recommendations from the Field

November 2010. No two virtual schools are alike. There is vast complexity and uniqueness in what these virtual schools do, how they do it, and the stages of growth and progress they have experienced. This report analyzes the dynamic models, progress, and pitfalls of this field’s pioneers. Obtain a copy of this book to learn more about…


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An Exploration of At-Risk Learners and Online Education

April 2010. This issues brief analyzes how online programs deal with at-risk students. First, the authors document a sampling of K-12 online program strategies for at-risk students. Second, the report provides survey responses to determine online delivery and design methods employed to assist at-risk students. Browse this issues brief for specific recommendations regarding at-risk learners in virtual…


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Examining Communication and Interaction in Online Teaching

September 2009. How do communication and interaction work in an online teaching environment? This document answers this question, drawing on quality online teaching literature, school policies regarding online teaching practices, and professional development programs for online teachers. Online teaching is a complex professional practice. In addition to content knowledge and pedagogical skills, online teachers must be qualified…


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Online Teacher Support Programs: Mentoring and Coaching Models

October 2008. Several virtual schools portray the mentoring structures they have implemented to assist their new online teachers. Each school’s mentoring program is unique – designed specifically for the school’s staff, size, and instructional approach. These schools learned that successful mentoring programs are key in developing effective novice virtual teachers, as well as supporting the continued growth…