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Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 11th Edition

November 2012. Keeping Pace with K–12 Digital Learning is the title of this year’s report. Digital learning is replacing the previous reference to online and blended learning. This seemingly small word change signifies a significant evolution in the landscape, and a major change in the way we are analyzing and reporting on it. A bit of history…


Support Systems for Online and Blended Learning Students

November 2012. How can teachers best support students in their online learning? This webinar focuses on student support strategies in online and blended learning environments to keep students engaged and motivated toward successful completion. Both presenters teach online part-time for Village Virtual, and they discuss ways to use contemporary course management systems to monitor student achievement and…


Tools of the Trade: Engaging the Online Learner

October 2012. iNACOL’s 2010 National Online Teacher of the Year presents strategies to engage students in online classrooms. How can teachers engage and motivate online learners when they never see them face-to-face? Successful online learner engagement begins at online course registration and continues throughout an online course. This presentation covers important strategies teachers can employ to increase…


21st Century Skills: Implementing Online Course Requirement Policies for High School Graduation

October 2012. Many states and school districts throughout the nation are implementing requirements that each student take an online course prior to high school graduation. This webinar, featuring Wisconsin’s Kenosha Unified school district, portrays the various components – from policy decisions to parent outreach and teacher professional development – to consider for the successful integration of these new…


Lessons Learned in Teacher Mentoring: Supporting Educators in K-12 Online Learning Environments

October 2012. This report provides a detailed look at how mentoring occurs in various virtual school business models. All 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, have supplemental and/or full-time K-12 online programs, and teacher mentoring structures exist in many of these. The mentoring strategies vary based on specific school criteria. For example, if the…


State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada (2012)

October 2012. As the fifth edition in the State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada series, author Michael K. Barbour investigates policies that govern Canadian K-12 distance education. Because Canada was one of the first countries to deliver distance-learning courses, Canada proves to be an interesting and compelling exemplar to study. Through analyzing its thirteen…

Author: Michael K. Barbour

Organization: iNACOL


State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada (2012)

October 2012. As the fifth edition in the State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada series, author Michael K. Barbour investigates policies that govern Canadian K-12 distance education. Because Canada was one of the first countries to deliver distance-learning courses, Canada proves to be an interesting and compelling exemplar to study. Through analyzing its thirteen…

Author: Michael K. Barbour

Organization: iNACOL


A Conversation with Two National Online Teachers of the Year

September 2012. What is it like being an online teacher? What makes an online teacher effective? This Teacher Talk focuses on the experiences of two accomplished and award winning online teachers as they share their experiences and journeys through online teaching. Leslie Fetzer is the iNACOL/SREB 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year, and she is an…


NCAA Eligibility and Online Courses

September 2012. How does the NCAA craft rules and regulations for online courses? This Leadership webinar reveals updated NCAA eligibility standards going into effect for students entering Division I colleges or universities in Fall 2016. Primary changes include the following: Increased minimum core-course GPA Changes to a “sliding scale” feature Requirements for students to earn 10 of…


Beyond LMS Boundaries: Web 2.0 Enriching Online Learning and Assessment

June 2012. In this session presenters demonstrate a variety of Web 2.0 tools that allow teachers to supplement their online or classroom instruction with open source content, collaboration, and creativity tools currently available for free (or nearly free) online. Tired of trying to keep up with the latest and greatest online tools available to teachers? Then review…

Author: Barbara Moran, Michele Gill

Organization: iNACOL