iNACOL Webinar on New Research Center Examines Quality, Research and Accreditation for Online and Blended Learning

Feb 19, 2013, 08:49 ET from International Association for K-12 Online Learning

iNACOL's 'Research in Review' webinar for February 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a webinar on the new Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation in Michigan on February 19, 2013. The Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation was established at the Michigan Virtual University, with funding from the State of Michigan and the Michigan Legislature. While the Center will focus on important research and work that is Michigan-centric, many of the research topics are broad and can be applied at the national level.

Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, said, "The creation of The Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation is evidence of Michigan's ongoing commitment to quality, oversight of online and blended learning, and continued interest in expanding student options and access to new models of learning. Dr. Freidhoff and his colleagues are at the forefront of online learning research and will share valuable insights with participants through this webinar discussion."

By providing research, evaluation, and development expertise, the Center plans to work with multiple constituents in the field of K-12 online and blended learning to highlight what tools work best in what learning situations, design effective professional development for K-12 education professionals, and pinpoint and share promising practices for implementing innovative models of learning. Presenters will discuss one of their key projects for developing an endorsement for online and blended learning.

Speakers:
Dr. Joe Freidhoff, Director, Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation
Dr. Kristen DeBruler, Researcher, Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation
Dr. Leanna Archambault, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

The webinar will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM Eastern. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.inacol.org/events/webinar/research.php

iNACOL is the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, DC. Representing more than 4,400 members, iNACOL's mission is to ensure every student everywhere has access to a world class education, no matter their geographic or economic situation by advocating for student-centered educational policies to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended and competency-based education, providing research, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school and district leaders. Keep up with iNACOL at http://inacol.org.

SOURCE International Association for K-12 Online Learning



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