GLENDALE, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) released A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning, Version 2 at its annual conference, the Virtual School Symposiums (VSS) today. This report is an update to the original publication released in 2007.
According to author Matthew Wicks, "The National Primer on K-12 Online Learning provides a comprehensive overview of online learning by examining the basics about online teaching and learning, evaluating academic success, professional development, technology and other topics."
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) hopes this report will serve as a tool for educators and policymakers who must understand the essential elements of online learning in order to make informed decisions about implementing online and blended/hybrid programs. These innovations continue to change the landscape of traditional learning and increase student opportunities for a new community of learners.
Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL states, "Today, the U.S. must explore and invest in innovations and create student-centered pathways providing educational opportunity for all children, regardless of geography, family income-level or background. We can change the course of education in America. Online learning is an innovation that is powerful—and for kids, it comes naturally."
This report is sponsored by Aventa Learning, Connections Academy, and Insight Schools.
The report is located on the iNACOL website: www.inacol.org.
iNACOL is the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership association based in the Washington, DC area with more than 3,700 members. iNACOL's mission is to ensure all students have access to world-class education and quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is unique in that its members represent a diverse cross-section of K-12 education from school districts, charter schools, state education agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities and research institutions, corporate entities and other content and technology providers (www.inacol.org). iNACOL hosts the annual Virtual School Symposium (VSS). VSS 2010 is being held Nov. 14 – 16, 2010 in Glendale, AZ (www.virtualschoolsymposium.org).
SOURCE International Association for K-12 Online Learning