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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…


Competency Works: The Learning Edge: Supporting Student Success in a Competency-Based Learning Environment

March 2013. The Learning Edge: Supporting Student Success in a Competency-Based Learning Environment delves into the fourth element of the definition of competency education: students receive timely, differentiated support based on their individual learning needs. Understanding how to structure supports is important because learning in a competency-based environment means that students and adults are often on the edge…


Re-Engineering Information Technology: Design Considerations for Competency Education

February 2013. This report analyzes the components of effective competency-based information systems. Based on interviews and research, the ideas portrayed reflect lessons learned, best practices, and emerging opportunities. Read this paper to find role-specific strategies to make informed decisions, support new competency-based learning models, and to catalyze change in education.


Necessary for Success: A State Policymaker’s Guide to Competency Education

February 2013. Necessary for Success provides insights from state leaders on how to re-engineer policies and practices of our K-12 system. The authors introduce the main concepts behind competency-based learning, and they study important initial steps taken by states in developing this emerging model. Read this report and discover how state leaders create a culture of competency…


Competency Works: Student Experience: Pacing and Personalization

February 2013. This webinar provides practitioners, advocates and policymakers a chance to hear directly from practitioners about their experiences. The discussion centers on two very different models structured on the concept of progress upon mastery: Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy (MPTPA) and Schools for the Future (SFF). You will be able to learn about the following:…