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iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses (v2)

October 2011. This report provides states, districts, online programs, and other organizations with a set of quality guidelines for: Online course content Instructional design Technology Student assessment Course management. These standards are guidelines for districts and organizations implementing blended or online learning, to ensure a high-quality education for all students. The standards should be modified to meet local needs,…


The Online Learning Definitions Project

October 2011. The Online Learning Definitions Project is designed to provide states, districts, online programs, and other organizations with a set of definitions related to online and blended learning in order to develop policy, practice, and an understanding of and within the field. The initiative began with a thorough literature review of existing definitions, followed by a…

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The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning

January 2011. Online and blended learning has the potential to be a disruptive force capable of transforming today’s monolithic, factory-like education system into a new, student-centered, highly personalized model of education. Authors Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker define blended learning, outline six blended learning models, assess the potential of blended learning, and provide policy recommendations to…


10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning

December 2010. Digital Learning Now’s Roadmap For Reform provides lawmakers, Governors, and policymakers with tangible steps to transform education into a model for the world, a system where every student graduates from high school with the skills and knowledge to succeed in college and careers. The 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning are organized around the…


Class Connections: High School Reform and the Role of Online Learning

August 2010. This study examines the role of online and blended instruction in addressing concerns and issues facing the American high school, informed by data collected from a national sample of principals. Findings portray that there are certain online learning initiatives that directly address education reform, including the following: Improving graduation rates Credit recovery Building bridges to…


Promising Practices in Online Learning: Blended Learning – The Convergence of Online and Face-to-Face Education

January 2008. The rise of the Internet tremendously increased the quality of digital classroom resources, and schools and districts today are combining online learning with face-to-face instruction, called blended learning. By combining the very best elements of online and face-to-face learning, author John Watson argues that blended learning will emerge as the predominant education model of the…