These suggestions and more, as well as detailed information on all 40 organizations profiled, can be found in the report here.

The report also contains a “blended-learning matrix” that illustrates the various kinds of models in use at schools nationwide.

“We introduce the idea of a blended-learning matrix, with the X-axis representing geographic location (brick-and-mortar versus remote) and the Y-axis representing content delivery (online versus face-to-face),” Staker said. “Our paper provides a more complete definition of blended learning, and good definitions go a long way in helping to clarify an emerging sector.”

The Innosight Institute is also launching a public, online database to continue to track and profile K-12 blended-learning programs. The institute invites educators to add profiles of other blended-learning programs at http://www.innosightinstitute.org.

“This white paper is intended for several audiences,” Staker said.  “Educators, policy makers, and investors can spot trends and begin to identify what works by glancing at the big picture. … At its core, we hope it will help children. If even a handful of kids is spared from enduring the cramming of low-quality internet-based clutter into their classrooms, this study is a success. Our goal is to channel innovation to greater quality in an effort to transform the school system into one that is authentically student-centric.”

Links:

The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning: Profiles of Emerging Models

Innosight Institute