Massive open online course provider edX has partnered with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to launch a scholarship challenge aimed at advanced students in grade 7.
Stanford writing instructors have partnered with undergraduates to create a non-credit course open to the public via Stanford Online.
Windsor High School in Connecticut is using online learning to provide remediation for students at risk of not graduating on time and to support students with special needs.
An international studies teacher in Waterloo, IL, is using free video chat technology to connect his middle school students with students their age in other countries.
Students at seven schools in California and Texas will have access to a blended math program thanks to a grant from an engineering and construction company.
Students in hybrid classrooms outperformed their peers in traditional classes in all grades and subjects, according to the newest study from two organizations that work with schools in establishing hybrid instruction. According to the 2013-2014 "Hybrid Learning Program Results," from Hybrid Learning Institute and Dellicker Strategies, more than nine out of 10 schools using a hybrid learning program reported higher academic performance on standardized tests compared to traditional classrooms in the same school district or state benchmarks.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Distance learning can only continue to revolutionize education in the United States if we can continue to innovate and invest in new technologies and services without unnecessary regulatory burdens.
- By John G. Flores
If states are serious about implementing competency-based education in the hope that it will prepare students for college and career, policy makers had better be ready to update their rules and regulations, according to a new report by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Teacher Companion is an online reading program that uses a combination of lectures, videos, written information and activities, organized into eight modules, to help teachers gain a more complete understanding of how the English language works and what every student needs to become a proficient reader.
- By Christopher Piehler
Western Governors University has launched a new online master's degree program for students who want to become English teachers in middle schools or high schools.