Category Archives: Online learning

Online Learning Resources

Online learning, virtual schools, cyber schools, blended learning terms apply to the fastest growing area of learning alternatives, both K-12 and higher education. The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) a nonprofit representing 3,800 members tracks advocacy, networking, professional growth and research areas. They provide or list webinars, conferences and news. A new website OnlineSchools.com aims to be a [...]

Rise of K–12 Blended Learning

A recent report The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning about online learning begins with this startling statement: “Online learning is sweeping across America. In the year 2000, roughly 45,000 K–12 students took an online course. In 2009, more than 3 million K–12 students did. What was originally a distance learning phenomenon no longer is. Most [...]

Lake Superior as Your Classroom

 For the next 5 months Lake Superior will become a living classroom for two lifetime educators and the school groups that follow them, either physically or via the world wide web. Mike Link and Kate Crowley are currently walking the entire shoreline of Lake Superior in an effort to bring attention to the environmental and cultural changes [...]

New Center for Research on Digital Media and Learning

There’s little doubt that the Internet will transform schooling (read choices) and how students learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. A newly-created Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at the University of California-Irvine will explore the impact of digital media on learning and its potential for transforming education.  The Center is funded by a $2.97 million grant from [...]

Technology’s Impact on Students

Several recent articles outline the uses of technology in the classroom and give readers lots to think about.   The first article deals with the effects of technology on students throughout their education. Lenovo to Research Tech’s Effect on Learning: Global Education Research project will study how technology affects education in and after school, from kindergarten through higher education. [...]

Online Learning: Growth and Evaluation

In a certain to be much talked about book, Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton M. Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson, and Michael B. Horn describe how a majority of students will use online learning within a decade. They suggest we must disrupt, that is change, thinking about [...]

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)

Are Students Learning from Gaming and Digital Worlds?

Online Learning Rapid Growth Continues

Status of Choices in the U.S.

Virtual Schools as Education Change Agents

Synthetic Worlds for Education?

Future Schools

Institute for Humane Education

Learning Anytime, Anywhere