Category Archives: Virtual schools

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. Besides full time programs, blended learning programs […]

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 […]

Are Students Learning from Gaming and Digital Worlds?

What do Kids Learn from Virtual Worlds?

Online Learning Rapid Growth Continues

Virtual Schools as Education Change Agents

Synthetic Worlds for Education?

Future Schools

Learning Anytime, Anywhere

Online Schools Enrollment Explosion

Online School Enrolls Huge Numbers with New Approach

Online Learning

Virtual Schools Study

A thorough study of funding and regulations of online (virtual) schools in Washington enlightens the subject about such topics as: Requirements for teacher contact Amount of funding and fiscal impact Record keeping Public policy and support Defining online learning Homeschooling impact This carefully conducted and well-written report found that both “high” and “low” achieving students […]

Changing High School

Because high schools have been so resistant to change, educational choices have expanded enormously. Why can’t high schools change? A provocative essay, “The Blind Men and the High School” descibes six strategies to change school. Each states a strategy, problem definition and theory of action. Here is one of the stategies as an example: Strategy: […]

Florida Virtual School Enrolls 14,000 Students

One of many virtual or online high schools, Florida Virtual High enrolls over 14,000 students annually across the U.S. and in other countries since its founding in 1997. Their motto is “Any time, Any place, Any path, Any pace.” This state funded school claims a 90% course completion rate and offer “franchises” to others wishing […]