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Tech Tools to Enhance Student Engagement in Blended and Online Learning

January 2014. This teacher talk webinar focuses on the latest web tools that can engage students, facilitate collaboration, and enhance understanding for students at all levels. Whether in a technology enhanced, blended or online learning classroom, these Web 2.0 tools can be easily integrated to increase student engagement and interest in learning. Explore this webinar to learn…


Approaches to Evaluating Blended Learning Programs

January 2014. This webinar focuses on current practices for evaluating program effectiveness. The presenters discuss evaluation tools in use and how blended learning 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 to explore…


A Day in the Life of a Blended Learning Teacher

November 2013. Blended learning teachers share what a “normal day” looks like in their classrooms. The presenters are teachers who have taught in a blended classroom and will specifically focus on the following: The use of student data to personalize learning The variety of technologies providing multiple ways to access content The arrangement of classrooms to facilitate…


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…


Blended Learning: A look at the Transformation of K-12 Education in Idaho

November 2013. Have you ever wondered if the money spent on technology and professional development really makes a difference in the lives of students? This session presents exciting evidence that change is happening through blended learning. The presenters explore the results of research conducted in Idaho with teachers who are using blended learning. They discuss findings in…


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…