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iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework

October 2014. This report includes the key competencies and effective practices of teachers in successful blended learning environments? This research identifies 12 key competencies, organized into 4 larger domains: mindsets, qualities, adaptive skills, and technical skills. This tool is helpful for educators to understand their evolving role in blended learning environments, and it offers insights into the knowledge, skills…


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State Review of Online Courses

January 2013. This webinar addresses how states are using iNACOL’s National Standards for Quality Online Courses to review their online courses. Two states, Texas and California, have applied these standards to their own online course review process. Representatives from these states discuss their process for review, how they determined the review process, and how the process can…


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Quality Indicators and Accreditation

December 2012. iNACOL and AdvancED are working together closely to ensure consistent language around quality online learning programs and accreditation standards. This webinar provides information about quality indicators and accreditation guidelines for online schools and programs. iNACOL, which released Measuring Quality from Inputs to Outcomes in October 2012, identified 5 outcomes-based measures for quality assurance purposes. In…


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Measuring Quality from Inputs to Outcomes: Creating Student Learning Performance Metrics and Quality Assurance for Online Schools

October 2012. This report provides outcomes-based assurance frameworks, with associated course-level and school-level learning performance metrics, as well as implementation recommendations. Viewed from the perspectives of online schools, courses, and students, this report suggests principles for reform that will help provide outcomes-based quality assurance to better identify successful schools, address needs of the student populations they serve,…


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iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses (v2)

October 2011. This report provides states, districts, online programs, and other organizations with a set of quality guidelines for: Online course content Instructional design Technology Student assessment Course management. These standards are guidelines for districts and organizations implementing blended or online learning, to ensure a high-quality education for all students. The standards should be modified to meet local needs,…


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iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching (v2)

October 2011. This report provides states, districts, online programs, and other organizations with a set of quality guidelines for online teaching. Districts and organizations can use these standards, adapted for local needs, to design professional development and for the evaluation of online teachers. These standards indicate what online teachers should know and be able to do, and what online teachers…


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Goals, Guidelines and Standards for Student Scientific Investigations

August 2010. This publication provides a set of quality guidelines for developing and evaluating student scientific investigations, through both online and face-to-face platforms. These guidelines were based on key ideas from the National Research Council’s America’s Lab Report, the National Science Education Standards, and AAAS Project 2061’s Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy, along with input from the research…


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iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Programs

October 2009. The standards in this document address what is needed for a quality online program, elements of which include quality course design and quality online teaching. This report provides the encompassing and over-arching set of standards program leaders need to assure a quality online program. It is designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other organizations…