Online and Blended Learning: Case Studies from K-12 Schools around the World

K-12 education is in the throes of a worldwide revolution. The goal is to better prepare students for the challenges of a world that is rapidly changing – economically, demographically and technologically. These changes have already forced widespread rethinking of traditional modes of education, which fall short in providing students with the quality and breadth of […]

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An Exploration of At-Risk Learners and Online Education

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

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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State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada (2012)

As the fifth edition in the State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada series, author Michael K. Barbour investigates policies that govern Canadian K-12 distance education. Because Canada was one of the first countries to deliver distance-learning courses, Canada proves to be an interesting and compelling exemplar to study. Through analyzing its thirteen […]

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State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada (2011)

Online and blended learning are educational innovations that provide courses, teachers, and opportunities for students who may not otherwise have access due to geographic isolation. Canada was one of the first countries to embrace technology and the Internet in order to deliver distance learning courses to students in remote locations. Now, countries around the world […]

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State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada (2010)

In classrooms across Canada, the proliferation of online resources has rapidly changed the learning environment. Building on the initial Snapshot Sate of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada report, the authors gained critical information into how Canadian educational authorities are integrating technology into learning and teaching. Explore this report to gain insight into Canadian […]

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State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada (2012)

As the fifth edition in the State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada series, author Michael K. Barbour investigates policies that govern Canadian K-12 distance education. Because Canada was one of the first countries to deliver distance-learning courses, Canada proves to be an interesting and compelling exemplar to study. Through analyzing its thirteen […]

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