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Planning, Implementation and Policy Considerations for Blended Learning

October 2013. This webinar discusses common elements needed to implement a successful blended learning program, as well as policy considerations for states and districts. Join experts Greg Klein and Samantha Sherwood in identifying critical success factors for blended learning adoption. It is vitally important to have planned policy and support structures in place for blended learning programs…


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…


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…


E-Rate 2.0: Defining Drivers and Capacity Needs

August 2013. As the Federal Communications Commission works to revamp the E-Rate program, the iNACOL and the CCSSO present a webinar exploring the pressing broadband telecommunications capacity barriers schools and students today. As more schools adopt new learning models powered by blended and online learning, an updated E-rate program will provide more opportunities for students everywhere. This…


E-Rate 101: Basics for Education Advocates

July 2013. Join education and broadband telecommunications leaders (including an official from the FCC and two former US Department of Education Directors of Educational Technology) for this webinar, designed to educate and empower education advocates to engage in the E-Rate reform discussion. The FCC is preparing to issue its Notive of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), and Obama has…


OER State Policy in K-12 Education: Benefits, Strategies, and Recommendations for Open Access, Open Sharing

June 2013. This report helps policymakers promote collaboration and deeper learning with Open Educational Resources (OER). The authors demonstrate how policymakers are helping teachers to build resources, share educational materials, and personalize instruction by permitting publicly funded learning materials to be shared openly. Open educational resources (OER) are learning materials licensed in such a way as to…


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…


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…


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…


Federal and State Policy: What Is Needed for Digital Learning?

February 2013. Two of the nation’s leading experts on digital education policy at both the federal and state level will provide an overview, recommendations and strategies for taking action in online and blended learning. Federal and state education policies play an important role in removing barriers and enabling new models of competency-based, online and blended learning. Learn…