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Virtual learning acquisitions shake up marketplace

As K-12 virtual learning expands across the nation, two of the nation’s largest ed-tech providers have jumped into the virtual learning market with significant acquisitions they hope will boost their…


iNACOL updates its online teaching standards

As online learning becomes more ubiquitous in schools and districts across the nation, a leading online-learning organization has updated its national standards intended to help shape high-quality online teaching practices.


Viewpoint: A rational approach to student-teacher ratios
Viewpoint: A rational approach to student-teacher ratios

What number of students should each teacher teach? How many is “too many”? It turns out that the right answer is: It depends.


Demand for online learning increases
Demand for online learning increases

In just three years, the number of high school students who have access to online learning has tripled, while twice as many middle school students are now learning online, according…


Report cites 40 diverse examples of blended learning
Report cites 40 diverse examples of blended learning

The term "blended learning" encompasses a number of different instructional models in use across the country, but who has the time to compare and contrast these programs for an analysis…


‘Teacher cheerleaders’ make online learning successful
‘Teacher cheerleaders’ make online learning successful

As online learning reaches more students in districts across the country, some educators struggle with how they can become successful virtual teachers—but tips from the 2011 National Online Teacher of…


Five lessons from the nation’s best online teacher
Five lessons from the nation’s best online teacher

Educators who teach in an online setting should foster strong relationships with their students' parents and should offer plenty of positive feedback, says the nation's first-ever K-12 Online Teacher of…