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Open Educational Resources (OER) Stories, Policies, and Resources

November 2015. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is working to advance the understanding, adoption and implementation of open educational resources (OER) practices at state and district levels.  This research represents the second phase of a 2014 initiative designed to explore the state of development and dissemination of OER, teaching materials licensed for free use…


Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute – Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning

March 2015. This Clearinghouse is a collaborative effort led by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Michigan Virtual Learning Research InstituteTM (MVRLITM) to provide a repository of references to research articles and other publications from the field of K-12 online and blended learning. This project has been made possible by generous financial support…



January 2014. CompetencyWorks is an online resource to provide information and knowledge about competency education through a website, a blog filled with practitioner knowledge and policy advancements, and a wiki to make it easy to get examples of materials. CompetencyWorks provides resources for new innovators and early adopters so that they can rapidly learn about past mistakes,…


Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education

November 2012. Authors of this work highlight 10 schools participating in the Proficiency-Based Pathways Project (PBP), in order to understand mastery-based approaches on a deeper level. Participating schools are located in rural, suburban, and inner-city regions of New England. The report examines the following issues based on the collective experiences of the schools: The creation of a…


How to Start an Online Learning Program: A Practical Guide to Key Issues and Policies

June 2011. Starting an online learning program is a daunting task, which often can be overwhelming. The information and resources provided here have been compiled and organized to help you feel less overwhelmed. The majority of content on this site is intended for program administrators — the people that are either investigating the possibility of creating an…

Author: iNACOL

Organization: iNACOL


The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education

June 2010. In his blockbuster best-selling book, writer Malcolm Gladwell identified a phenomenon called ―the tipping point.‖ This point marks the level at which the momentum for change becomes unstoppable and something happens that, in either large or small measure, turns the world on its axis. For those who have been working to improve education, it appears…