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The call for presentations is out for OLC Accelerate 2016 in Orlando: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide. The submission portal is open until May 23, 2016, at http://ow.ly/ZRDJG. Share your effective practices and expertise with your colleagues at #OLCAccelerate. Spread… Read more

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) has recently revised the Student Standards with input from thousands of people – including students – from the U.S. and other countries. Please go to this official announcement page about contributing to… Read more

On April 2, 2016, the Highlander Institute and the Christensen Institute showcased the best blended learning implementers from across the nation in Providence, Rhode Island, at the Blended & Personalized Learning Conference. The conference featured national district, building and… Read more

Academic research in the field of effective practices specific to blended and online learning in K-12 classrooms is still “young,” so the lack of data to define those practices and build the resources to prepare teachers to excel when… Read more

Does blended learning work? I’ll bet many of you have asked or been asked that question. Regardless of our role in implementing blended learning, whether we are considering it as an instructional model, implementing it directly with students, supporting… Read more

K-12 online learning has grown dramatically the last decade. Despite its popularity among diverse parents and students (Beck, Maranto, & Egalite, 2014; Beck, Maranto, & Lo, 2014), it is becoming increasingly clear that this growth has occurred despite course… Read more

In a previous blog post, we’ve examined online and distance education enrollment rates at postsecondary institutions across the United States. In this post, we’ll provide some local context by examining distance education enrollment rates at both public and private… Read more

The Online Learning Consortium is launching a new special interest area addressing the research and practice of K-12 online teaching and learning. Twenty-five concurrent sessions at the 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2015 will address the latest… Read more

To help stakeholders meet the educational challenges they face and better support online learners, the search is on for a new full-time quantitative researcher for MVLRI. The person in this position will build the Institute team’s capacity to use… Read more

For the first time, the recently released Digest of Education Statistics 2013 includes statistics on the percentages of undergraduates and graduates who took distance education and online courses. The 940-page Digest, released in May by the National Center for… Read more

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