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Approaches to Evaluating Supplemental Online Learning Programs

December 2013. This webinar focuses on current practices for evaluating online learning program effectiveness. The panelists discuss the evaluation tools in use and how state virtual schools analyze multiple sources of data to understand program success. Presenters lead a discussion of important considerations around the data collected to inform teachers and administrators about student success. View this…


Webinar: Keeping Pace with K-12 Blended and Online Learning, 10th Edition

November 2013. Panelists of this webinar present the latest developments in blended and online policy and practice throughout the country. Come hear the authors of Keeping Pace with K-12 Blended and Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice discuss key findings. Browse this report for the most recent program and policy trends across districts and…


Mean What You Say: Defining and Integrating Personalized, Blended and Competency Education

October 2013. This paper provides a scan of the literature to expand the knowledge base for the field of online, blended, and competency-based education. The goal of the paper is to explain the nuances of key terms used across the field of K-12 education related to personalized, blended and competency education, and how the ideas integrate in order…


Partnering for Success: A 21st Century Model for Teacher Preparation

October 2013. This report studies the best practices necessary to rethink the skills, methods and pedagogical evolution that teacher education must address. If we are to ensure great teachers are trained, mentored and retained for our students — the programs themselves must emulate 21st century skills. The examples found in this report have unique elements and frameworks…


iNACOL’s New Learning Models Vision

October 2013. This brief summarizes iNACOL’s New Learning Models, which personalize learning using competency-based approaches. Supported by blended and online learning modalities, teachers use technology to differentiate instruction and engage students in deeper learning. By adapting instruction to reflect a student’s level of mastery, blended and online models have the potential to keep students engaged and supported…


iNACOL Research Agenda

October 2013. iNACOL publishes a research agenda on an ongoing basis to continue its work in field-building, capacity-building and knowledge-building. Based on a 2013 survey of the field to identify research needs, iNACOL developed a research approach, including the following: Build a collaborative research agenda, including: field experts, the iNACOL Research Committee, the iNACOL Research Special Interest…


Fast Facts about Online Learning

October 2013. Explore the latest data concerning online and blended learning, enrollment, access, courses, and key policies indicators. Review online learning statistics, trends, policy issues, and iNACOL strategic priorities. Obtain a snapshot view of state funding models for both full-time and supplemental online learning programs. Examine this resource now to stay connected with the most recent facts…


Annual Report to iNACOL Membership: iNACOL Strategic Plan Update 2011-2015

October 2013. In 2011, the iNACOL staff and Board of Directors engaged in an intensive strategic planning process. The iNACOL Strategic Plan 2011-2015 identifies three strategic areas of work, all of which are discussed in this webinar: Policy and Advocacy Quality Assurance New Learning Models Presenter Susan Patrick provides an update on a year’s progress of work…


Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning

October 2013. In this webinar, presenters provide an overview of the Research Clearinghouse resources for K-12 Blended and Online Learning, guiding users through the searching and navigation features of the website. In August, partners iNACOL and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute launched the Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning. This resource is designed to house the…


Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 10th Edition

October 2013. This report, the 10th in series of annual report beginning in 2004, examines the status of K-12 online education across the country. The Authors provide an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states. The Keeping Pace series is researched and published as a service to the…