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North Carolina Resident Named Nation’s 2012 Online K-12 Teacher of the Year

(VIENNA, Va.) – Leslie Fetzer of Holly Springs, North Carolina, an online biology teacher at North Carolina Virtual Public School, was named America’s 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year for K-12 education last night. The honor was awarded by the two nonprofit organizations that founded the program, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning […]


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An OER Toolkit for Expanding Blended Learning

Late last month, I blogged about the Utah State Office of Education’s new initiative to support open textbooks, a type of open educational resource (OER) enabling learning materials to be made available online for free through open licenses. This week, while attending the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) Wave I grantees convening in Austin, Texas, I had the […]


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On Digital Learning Day, iNACOL Focuses on Top Policy Needs

(VIENNA, Va.) – To mark Digital Learning Day (February 1), the International Association for K12 Online Learning (iNACOL) today highlights the important education policy reforms needed to ensure K-12 students have access to world-class, transformative educational models that prepare them to become globally competitive for college and careers in the 21st century. “By embracing the […]


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Utah Adopts New OER Policy with Open Textbooks

The concept of an “open textbook,” commonly referred to in our field as a form of open educational resources (OER), enables learning materials that are produced and vetted by experts to be made available online for free through open licenses, allowing for the content to be easily accessible, printable and shared for the purpose of personalizing education for […]


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Good News on Blended Learning from the National Education Association

The National Education Association (NEA) this week released a position paper on blended learning – and its conclusions are positive. The largest teachers union in the country announced it supports blended learning programs. It notes that “technology in the educational process improves learning opportunities for students, quality of instruction, effectiveness of education employees, and provides opportunities to reduce educational […]


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SREB, iNACOL Announce Finalists for National Online K-12 Teacher of the Year Award

ATLANTA — Three finalists for the National Online Teacher of the Year Award for K-12 online learning were announced today by the two education nonprofit organizations that hold the competition, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). The SREB/iNACOL National Online Teacher of the Year Award recognizes […]


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The Value of Online and Blended Learning

There is a general lack of information available when it comes to determining the costs associated with online and blended learning. Yet, at a time when all state legislatures and education agencies are wrestling with funding issues, accurate cost data is essential. A new report released this week by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation takes a closer […]


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New Year Brings New Military Classification for Online High School Graduates

Happy New Year, iNACOL colleagues and friends! As online learning continues to grow for K-12 students across the globe in 2012, a new resolution was signed into law by the President that benefits high school graduates of full-time online learning programs in the U.S. In the past, seniors graduating from full-time online high schools have faced obstacles […]


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Broadening Options with Online Algebra

Education experts have for decades encouraged more middle schools to offer high-achieving eighth graders the option to take Algebra 1, a course that has been traditionally offered in the ninth grade. The rationale for offering algebra to younger students is strong – studies show that students who take algebra earlier do better in math throughout high school and […]


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NGLC and the Third Wave of Grant Initiatives

Last year, iNACOL, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Educause, League for Innovation and CCSSO, launched the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grant initiative. Since then, the initiative — created to address the barriers to educational innovation and tap the potential of advanced learning technology to improve upon college readiness and completion in […]