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Support Systems for Online and Blended Learning Students

November 2012. How can teachers best support students in their online learning? This webinar focuses on student support strategies in online and blended learning environments to keep students engaged and motivated toward successful completion. Both presenters teach online part-time for Village Virtual, and they discuss ways to use contemporary course management systems to monitor student achievement and…


Webinar: Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning – 2012 Edition

November 2012. This webinar highlights the latest in online and blended learning policy and practice developments across the country. Come hear authors of Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice as they discuss key findings regarding policy developments and the growth of online and blended learning programs. In addition…


State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada (2012)

October 2012. As the fifth edition in the State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada series, author Michael K. Barbour investigates policies that govern Canadian K-12 distance education. Because Canada was one of the first countries to deliver distance-learning courses, Canada proves to be an interesting and compelling exemplar to study. Through analyzing its thirteen…

Author: Michael K. Barbour

Organization: iNACOL


Tools of the Trade: Engaging the Online Learner

October 2012. iNACOL’s 2010 National Online Teacher of the Year presents strategies to engage students in online classrooms. How can teachers engage and motivate online learners when they never see them face-to-face? Successful online learner engagement begins at online course registration and continues throughout an online course. This presentation covers important strategies teachers can employ to increase…


21st Century Skills: Implementing Online Course Requirement Policies for High School Graduation

October 2012. Many states and school districts throughout the nation are implementing requirements that each student take an online course prior to high school graduation. This webinar, featuring Wisconsin’s Kenosha Unified school district, portrays the various components – from policy decisions to parent outreach and teacher professional development – to consider for the successful integration of these new…


A Conversation with Two National Online Teachers of the Year

September 2012. What is it like being an online teacher? What makes an online teacher effective? This Teacher Talk focuses on the experiences of two accomplished and award winning online teachers as they share their experiences and journeys through online teaching. Leslie Fetzer is the iNACOL/SREB 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year, and she is an…


NCAA Eligibility and Online Courses

September 2012. How does the NCAA craft rules and regulations for online courses? This Leadership webinar reveals updated NCAA eligibility standards going into effect for students entering Division I colleges or universities in Fall 2016. Primary changes include the following: Increased minimum core-course GPA Changes to a “sliding scale” feature Requirements for students to earn 10 of…


How States Use Digital Learning in Support of Education Reform

June 2012. How can states and districts take action to integrate digital learning and technologies into education reform efforts? The co-presenters explore actionable policy and practice ideas that address key education reform goals at all levels. In a new report funded by the Illinois State Board of Education, Dr. Tom Clark and Dr. Elizabeth Oyer explore the…

Author: Elizabeth Oyer, Tom Clark

Organization: iNACOL


Beyond LMS Boundaries: Web 2.0 Enriching Online Learning and Assessment

June 2012. In this session presenters demonstrate a variety of Web 2.0 tools that allow teachers to supplement their online or classroom instruction with open source content, collaboration, and creativity tools currently available for free (or nearly free) online. Tired of trying to keep up with the latest and greatest online tools available to teachers? Then review…

Author: Barbara Moran, Michele Gill

Organization: iNACOL


Using the Online Learning Environment to Meet the Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities

May 2012. The 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year leads a panel discussion on common misconceptions and roadblocks to teaching students with disabilities online. Presenters from district and teacher levels identify the unique needs of students with disabilities as well as strategies to meet those needs in the online learning environment. The panel takes a look…