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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 […]


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European Union’s VISCED Colloquium for Virtual Schools

Along with colleagues Matt Wicks and Rob Darrow, I had the pleasure of presenting at (and participating in) the VISCED Colloquium for Virtual Schools in Sheffield last month. This international gathering centered on discussions about quality and critical success factors for virtual schools, and the sharing across the board offered an incredible learning experience for all. The EU […]


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Weekend Reading List

School’s out for summer, but the learning doesn’t have to stop… Reflection, rethinking and redefinition. Following are five articles we found worth the read this week: Study: Digital Summer Learning Boosts Achievement Digital Education (Education Week) Participation in a summer learning program that delivers instruction through multiple digital media platforms can lead to significant improvement in students’ […]


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Weekend Reading List

Just in time for the weekend, here’s a look at a few of the news articles we read this week: The Teacher You’ve Never Met: Inside an Online High School TIME Teacher Jane Good hurries around her kitchen on a recent morning in her Denver suburb, preparing breakfast in what will serve as her work attire […]


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iNACOL’s Public Comments on RTT-D

On Friday, I submitted the following comments and recommendations regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed ‘Race to the Top’ – District (RTT-D) competition: I am pleased to submit these comments/recommendations related to the ‘Race to the Top’ – District competition on behalf of The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and its more than 4,200 members. […]


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Weekend Reading List

Just in time for the weekend, here’s a look at a few of the news articles we read this week: Calif. schools expand lessons via computer Associated Press Math is so popular at Ritter Elementary School in Watts that kids arrive before the morning bell and line up to do extra work before class, but it’s […]


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More on Competency-Based Learning

Last month I joined a panel of colleagues at Arizona State University’s Education Innovation Summit to discuss competency-based learning and the importance of content mastery. To recap on the panel discussion, watch it here.


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NSBA Report Misses Mark on High Quality Online Education

The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) recent report on virtual learning seems to reference and regurgitate bullet points of the pros versus cons of online learning. It misses some key points in context of how students need high quality teachers – as the primary driver for students learning online because the courses are otherwise unavailable in their school. […]