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Press Release

New Report from iNACOL Outlines the Creation and Implementation of Quality Assurance for Online Schools and Student Learning Performance Metrics

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) today released a ground-breaking report on outcomes-driven quality assurance for online learning. With the growth of U.S. K-12 online learning enrollments rising each year, the report outlines how policymakers and education leaders might thoughtfully approach implementing new student learning performance metrics and quality assurance […]


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New Books Highlight Lessons Learned from K-12 Online and Blended Learning

Teacher mentoring & blended program titles launch at 2012 Virtual School Symposium WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) released two new books showcasing the latest research and trends in online school teacher mentoring and blended education programs. The books, “Lessons Learned in Teacher Mentoring: Supporting Educators in K-12 Online Learning […]


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Inventing the Future of Learning at the iNACOL Virtual School Symposium 2012

Annual online and blended learning conference brings 2,000 industry leaders to New Orleans NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host nearly 2,000 online and blended learning educators, administrators, students, researchers, developers, and entrepreneurs during their annual Virtual School Symposium (VSS) in New Orleans, LA from October 21 through October 24. VSS is […]


Blog Post

Responding to the Portland Press Herald

The Portland (Maine) Press Herald recently ran a few stories on K-12 online learning in the state that greatly mischaracterized  the power and promise of digital learning – so I set out to correct the record.  You can read my full response here.  An excerpt is below.   “Education is perhaps the most important civil rights […]


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Weekend Reading (and Viewing) List

Watch: John Bailey, Karen Cator, Tim Magner,  Linda Roberts and I discuss the State of Education Today in this archived webinar of their Kickoff Panel for Connected Educators Month.  (Watch the video here.) “Getting Schooled by a Third Grader,”  an event hosted by the New America Foundation.   (Watch the video here.)   And read: […]


Blog Post

The Treacherous(?) Road to E-Learning

The following piece by Susan Patrick appeared this week on National Journal’s Education Experts Blog: Tom Vander Ark makes several strong points in his post, so I hope that I might just add a few additional thoughts. Online learning is not simply a videotaped lecture, an online chat, a Skype-like conversation, an e-book, or a series […]


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21st Century Learning, At All Levels

Last Friday, Mark Edmundson, an English professor at The University of Virginia, wrote a scathing critique of online learning in The New York Times. Mr. Edmundson’s understanding of his subject lacked an in-depth intellectual or practical study of the myriad diverse programs available to students from grade school to graduate school. Unfortunately for his readers, and dangerous for […]


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Weekend Reading List

Five Things I’ve Learned… The Pearson Foundation has launched “Five Things I’ve Learned”, a collection of personal reflections from education leaders. Entries from Susan Patrick, Tom Vander Ark, Michael Horn and many others… 4 more cyber charters set to open as lawmakers debate charter funding Philadelphia Inquirer While debate continues in Harrisburg over a state formula […]