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Starting an Online or Blended Learning Program: Key Issues for Beginners

March 2012. Presenters review critical first order issues to consider before kick starting an online or blended learning program, including: Stakeholder involvement Educational goals Targeted student groups Instructional staffing Curriculum choices Administrative and delivery systems Student services Quality assurance State and district policies Budgeting Hear from a school leader engaged in the challenging and rewarding daily work…


Digital Learning In Class and Beyond

February 2012. Based on a new TASC report, this webinar describes the out-of-school community and how external organizations can be prime partners in using technology to expand learning opportunities. Participants also hear from representatives from several after-school programs that are actively utilizing digital learning to expand learning opportunities for students. The After-School Corporation (TASC) views digital learning as a…


Easy as 1,2,3: A Primer on Using Open Education Resources to Create Lessons, Activities, and Courses

February 2012. This presentation addresses and teaches best practices in using Open Education Resources (OER), providing both new and experienced online educators a ‘primer’ on using OER in their classrooms. OERs are abundant, but not widely adopted, particularly in K-12 classrooms. This is not due to quality of the materials, but more to issues of accessibility, ease…


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

January 2012. Listen to Michael Barbour discuss how K-12 online learning has evolved in Canada over the past 4 years. The report, released by iNACOL in November, indicates that distance education at the K-12 level is continuing to grow in Canada and exists at some level in all 13 provinces and territories. However, the growth and level…


Using Online Breakout Rooms for Higher Order Thinking Skills

January 2012. Tara Parks, a virtual teacher since 2003, highlights ways to create an online classroom experience where students utilize higher order thinking skills. This presentation will help you to differentiate and create assignments in your online classroom that will engage learners and provide better time management for the classroom teacher as well. Participants will learn strategies…


Next Steps for Digital Learning Now: Roadmap and Legislation for State-level Online Learning Policy

January 2012. In this leadership webinar, you will have the opportunity to hear from Foundation for Excellence in Education and Alliance for Excellent Education representatives, who discuss their efforts to advocate for policy change, creating a high-quality digital learning environment for all students. As state legislatures convene this year, online learning policy is likely to be a…