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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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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Online and Blended Learning: A Survey of Policy and Practice from K-12 Schools Around the World

In 2006, iNACOL conducted its first international survey, titled An International Perspective of K-12 Online Learning: A Summary of the 2006 NACOL International E-Learning Survey. Since the growth of online and blended learning has grown at an annual rate of over 30% for the past 10 years across the United States, iNACOL responded to requests […]

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State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada (2009)

In October 2008, iNACOL released the initial Snapshot State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada report, providing a brief outline of K-12 distance education in Canada. This report provides an updated analysis of Canada’s K-12 distance education regulatory schemes. Author Michael Barbour provides a national overview, reporting that all 13 provinces and territories […]

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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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