February 27 – March 5, 2015 March is a busy month in state legislatures—some are adjourning, some are convening, some have committee deadlines, and others are simply in a flurry of legislation. As always, we are here to keep you updated on the comings and goings of important legislation and will keep you informed on […]
February 20-27, 2015 As we write this, the US House of Representatives is debating an ESEA reauthorization bill, with a vote expected by the end of the day. In the states, 45 legislatures are now in session. March is generally a very busy month because states are still filing legislation but there is also a […]
The role of motivation in student success in online courses is clear. Highly motivated students perform better than their lesser motivated peers. However, what online teachers and administrators need to know is how to improve student motivation and ultimately, student performance.
Today’s guest blogger is Dr. Jason Siko. He is an assistant professor of educational technology at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.
In March 2014, iNACOL was honored to have Drs. Amy Garrett Dikkers and Aimee Whiteside present their research on “North Carolina Virtual Public School Student Perceptions and Expectations” for the Research in Review Webinar series.
The 2014 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium Program Committee is seeking presentation proposals for sessions and workshops for this year’s conference.
The SITE (Society for Technology and Teacher Education) Conference is this week – March 17-21 – in Jacksonville, FL. There is a Virtual Schooling Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting Tuesday, March 18, 12:30-1:30pm. Hope to see you there!
Online Student Experiences and Expectations Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 3:00-4:00 PM ET Register here: https://www.inacol.org/events/
A new research report was published by SRI, and the topic is the use of Khan Academy in K-12 schools. For the full report, go to http://www.sri.com/sites/default/files/publications/2014-03-07_implemention_report.pdf.
A new research article by Andrea Velasquez, Charles Graham, and Richard West was published that highlights technology-mediated caring in online learning.