Blending Learning: The Evolution of Online and Face-to-Face Education from 2008–2015

This report explores the development of blended learning from 2008-2015, the evolution of definitions across blended learning models and effective blended instructional strategies grounded in case studies. The paper depicts how schools are implementing blended learning, increasing student engagement and academic success, and using digital content and curricula for data-driven instructional models while empowering youth. […]

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iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework

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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An International Perspective of K-12 Online Learning: A Summary of the 2006 NACOL International e-Learning Survey

This report is designed to provide a study of the state of K-12 online learning in 17 countries, with research and writing performed by Allison Powell and Susan Patrick. These countries were surveyed on issues such as funding, content, initiatives, professional development, obstacles, and trends. View a short summary or read this report and identify international […]

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iNACOL’s New Learning Models Vision

This brief summarizes iNACOL’s New Learning Models, which personalize learning using competency-based approaches. Supported by blended and online learning modalities, teachers use technology to differentiate instruction and engage students in deeper learning. By adapting instruction to reflect a student’s level of mastery, blended and online models have the potential to keep students engaged and supported […]

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A Roadmap for Implementation of Blended Learning at the School Level: A Case Study of the iLearnNYC Lab Schools

This roadmap was designed to provide guidance to NYCDOE school administrators in implementing blended learning programs in their own schools. Over the 2012-13 school year, iNACOL worked with 8 NYCDOE Lab Schools, each with its own blended learning model, to create this roadmap to improve blended learning implementation. This roadmap has the following goals: Provide […]

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A Summary of Research on the Effectiveness of K-12 Online Learning

This memo examines the outcomes of existing studies on K-12 learning effectiveness, and it provides a literature review of these studies. A number of rigorous studies have asked the question, “Is online learning effective?” However, there is not a single, large-scale, national study comparing students taking online courses with traditional students, using control groups in […]

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Goals, Guidelines and Standards for Student Scientific Investigations

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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