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The Pedagogy of Being a Blended Learning Teacher: Personalize the Learning

April 2013. This webinar focuses on the pedagogical changes and practices of blended learning teachers that facilitate the personalization of student learning. The presenters the essential instructional practices of an effective blended learning teacher, and they explain how these tools and strategies are student-centered and personalized. Student achievement improves when blended learning becomes effectively integrated. View this…


Research on Addressing Issues of Attendance in K-12 Online Learning

April 2013. This webinar focuses on the challenges of monitoring and enforcing attendance and truancy in an online learning environment. The presenters describe how attendance and truancy applies to online students and they explore the notion of attendance in digital learning. The webinar includes both research and practical case studies in the webinar from Minnesota Virtual High School,…


Online Teacher Training Programs: Pedagogy & Strategy

April 2013. Join this webinar to learn from an expert panel about the critical components for training online teachers, including the pedagogy and strategies. This panel consists of representatives from Boise State University, California’s Leading Edge Alliance, and the Ed Tech Leaders Online, all of which are programs that train online teachers. Engaging students in an online…


Blended Learning: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Supporting Tech-Assisted Teaching

April 2013. This guidebook by Laura Vanderkam provides crucial guidance to savvy philanthropists looking to transform schools through blended learning. While still very much in its infancy, blended learning is demonstrating promising results, driving a flurry of entrepreneurial activity, and increasing enthusiasm among educators for new ways of teaching and learning. This poses a challenge for philanthropists.…


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

April 2013. Listen to panelists discuss findings from the fifth annual 2012 State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada, explaining how K-12 online learning has evolved in Canada over the past 5 years. This year’s report documents similar trends in regulation from prior years, and all thirteen provinces continue to use distance education in their…


CompetencyWorks: Re-Engineering for Competency Education: Information Technology Design Consideration

April 2013. Join Liz Glowa, the author of Re-Engineering for Competency Education: Information Technology Design Considerations  for a discussion on how we can re-engineer data systems from teacher-centric, course-based instructional models to student-centered, competency-based learning models. Glowa provides an overview of her findings with time for participants to ask questions and share their insights. View this webinar…


Understanding Quest-Based Learning: Creating effective learner experiences through game-based mechanics and community

April 2013. Join this webinar to explore the tools, pedagogies, and results of a year-long design-based research project involving quest-based learning. Researchers at Boise State have built a digital learning system founded on game-based elements including quests, experience points, badges, achievements, leveling, and student choice. Quest-based learning, an instructional design theory, leverages game mechanics and game-like learning…


A Conversation with the 2013-2014 National Online Teacher of the Year (NOTY)

April 2013. Renee Citlau was awarded the 2013-14 National Online Teacher of the Year in March, an honor provided jointly by iNACOL and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). In this webinar, Renee describes how online learning improves student engagement, increases equity, and develops 21st century skills needed to compete in today’s global economy. Join Renee as…


The Students Speak About Online and Blended Learning

March 2013. A panel of students and teachers involved in online and blended learning programs presented this webinar. Students discuss how they are learning, what they are learning, and how learning is different in online, blended, and traditional learning programs. Students addressed the following questions: What are the differences between learning in face-to-face classrooms and learning in…

Author: Students

Organization: iNACOL


Louisiana’s Course Choice Program: A Model for Other States

March 2013. This webinar provides an overview of Louisiana Course Choice, a new Louisiana Department of Education program. Its “a la carte” school choice is revolutionizing education and serving as a model for other states. The program entered full operation in the 2013-14 school year in order to better meet the needs of all students and prepare…