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Blending Learning: The Evolution of Online and Face-to-Face Education from 2008–2015

July 2015. This report explores the development of blended learning from 2008-2015, the evolution of definitions across blended learning models and effective blended instructional strategies grounded in case studies. The paper depicts how schools are implementing blended learning, increasing student engagement and academic success, and using digital content and curricula for data-driven instructional models while empowering youth.…


CompetencyWorks: Maximizing Competency Education and Blended Learning: Insights from Experts

June 2015. On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, iNACOL hosted a Leadership Webinar featuring Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, and Chris Sturgis, Principal of MetisNet, as they discussed their recently co-authored CompetencyWorks report titled, Maximizing Competency Education and Blended Learning: Insights from Experts. In May 2014, twenty-three technical assistance providers convened to discuss the implementation of…


Maximizing Competency Education and Blended Learning: Insights from Experts

March 2015. This report includes information on implementing blended, competency-based education. It discusses the implications of personalized learning as a main pillar of school design, structured around ensuring equity and quality. To assist school and district leaders in their efforts, the report emphasizes five fundamental conditions that are required to shift to personalized learning models: Leadership: Updating the…


Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute – Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning

March 2015. This Clearinghouse is a collaborative effort led by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Michigan Virtual Learning Research InstituteTM (MVRLITM) to provide a repository of references to research articles and other publications from the field of K-12 online and blended learning. This project has been made possible by generous financial support…


Promising Practices from Blended Master Teachers

March 2015. On Thursday, March 19, 2015, iNACOL hosted a Teacher Talk Webinar featuring the classroom strategies developed by three educators featured in the Blended Master Teacher Project. Created in partnership with The Learning Accelerator and BetterLesson, the Blended Master Teacher Project presents more than 50 videos featuring the promising practices of 11 high-performing blended teachers from across…


Open Education Week 2015 – The K-12 OER Collaborative

March 2015. In celebration of Open Education Week 2015, iNACOL presented a Leadership Webinar featuring Karl Nelson and Jennifer Wolfe of the K-12 OER Collaborative on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 2:00p - 3:00p ET. The K-12 OER Collaborative is an initiative led by a group of 12 states working to create comprehensive, high-quality open educational resources…


iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework

October 2014. This report includes the key competencies and effective practices of teachers in successful blended learning environments? This research identifies 12 key competencies, organized into 4 larger domains: mindsets, qualities, adaptive skills, and technical skills. This tool is helpful for educators to understand their evolving role in blended learning environments, and it offers insights into the knowledge, skills…


Access and Equity for All Learners in Blended and Online Education

October 2014. Equity in education has been a basic tenet of public education in the United States, made explicit by civil rights legislation throughout the years. Unfortunately, legislation alone does not guarantee that all students will be provided with the access and equity necessary to take full advantage of the educational opportunities all students are entitled to.…


CCSSO Innovation Lab Network: Transforming Systems Through Policy, Practice and Structure (Number 1 of 3)

April 2014. This webinar highlights how the ILN program has provided transformational system supports in Kentucky and Wisconsin. Educational leaders from each state will share implementation strategies, sustainability opportunities and promising practices. The ideas shared in this webinar can be applied to any educational system. CCSSO and iNACOL are partnering to present a series of three webinars…


Protecting Student Privacy in Blended and Online Learning: New FERPA Guidance from the US Department of Education

April 2014. In this Leadership Webinar, US Department of Education Chief Privacy Office representatives provide FERPA guidance and answer questions about its applicability to blended and online learning. In addition, Themy Sparangis from the Los Angeles Unified School District provides examples about how a large school district protects student privacy. There is public concern about how technology…