Online and blended learning programs can increase course options for students in rural areas and have the potential to transform face-to-face instruction, as long as state-level supports are in place, including professional development opportunities for teachers and related training for pre-service teachers, according to a new report from the New York State Online Learning Advisory Council.
The online graduate education program will include video observation of classroom instruction by NYU faculty at a distance.
An organization that works to help schools introduce blended learning into their instructional practices has launched a collection of Web resources dedicated to the topic, one set intended for use by district people implementing blended learning and the other for state leaders who want to make policy for enabling and encouraging blended learning in their schools.
Education technology company Coolcher launched a new platform that provides a way for schools to schedule virtual courses delivered by teachers near and far.
Klamath County School District in Oregon is expanding its implementation of online speech language therapy services, so the district's speech language pathologists can spend more time working with students and less time driving.
The Florida Commissioner of Education's African-American History Task Force plans to implement an online African-American history course at hundreds of schools across the state.
Snowy Peaks High School in Frisco, CO, has introduced a new blended learning program, which lets students access personalized online learning from home or school in addition to participating in face-to-face instruction and group work.
Pearson has selected 20 finalists for its 2016 Online Learning Excellence Awards.
Colorado State University-Global Campus will launch new online teacher licensure programs in science and math this spring.
Mississippi's Lowndes County School District is adopting a digital reading intervention tool in an effort to better prepare students for reading assessments newly mandated for students in grade 3.
Large school districts face some of the most multifaceted computing demands of any organization today. Teachers and students need fast networks and constant connectivity, while administrators and IT teams require tight security and system flexibility. Read how a recent migration project in Portland, Oregon, demonstrates how modern cloud technologies can help school IT leaders meet and exceed these demands.