Online, Blended and Distance Education in Schools: Building Successful Programs by Tom Clark, 9781620361641

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Online, Blended and Distance Education in Schools provides students enrolled in Education Technology and Masters and PhD programs with expert opinions and insights on the practice and policy regarding K-12 distance, online and blended programs, including curriculum, instruction, technology and management aspects. It describe the status and trends of the field, provides illustrative program examples, explores the issues and challenges that programs face and highlights ongoing research in key areas related to program effectiveness. Topics discussed: * The current status of K-12 online, distance and blended learning in the U.S* Policy, funding, and management issues in relation to program implementation* Research on effective programs within governmental jurisdiction and various program types* Global case studies that represent the variety of ways programs are being successfully implemented* A synthesis of key findings and lessons learned, and local and global visions for the future K-12 distance and online learningThis text is highly appropriate for students enrolled in Educational Technology and Higher Education Administration Masters and PhD programs. The pedagogical features added throughout were created to enhance the text in a classroom setting.

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"This book is a must read for Ministers of Education, policy advisors, and school leaders seeking transformation in K12 learning. Whether innovating on curriculum, assessment, or mobile technology, embracing new digital pedagogies, or preparing students and teachers with the skills and experiences needed in our global society, this book is something you will keep coming back to again and again."Online, Blended, and Distance Education" brings together leading experts in learning with technology highlighting the depth and breadth of critical questions and conversations every K12 leader should be having today. Whether you are considering new mobile learning, digital curriculum, and professional development initiatives or preparing students for the new world. I recommend starting with Ferdig, Cavanaugh and Friedhoff chapter, as it helped set my frame of reference by 'Asking the Right Question'.With supporting global case studies highlighting innovative practices and up-to-the-minute easy to read research, together with the important considerations of scale, sustainability and equity, this book provides the necessary deep thinking needed to begin and evaluate vision, policies and strategies required for holistic change and transformation."--Aidan McCarthy, Global Digital Learning Strategy

About the author

Tom Clark is president of TA consulting. In this role, he has undertaken many successful evaluations for state and federal agencies, universities, school districts, museums, and for-profit and non-profit organisations. He led the evaluation of of a five-year, $9.1 million projects for online professional development and K-12 online learning funded through the U.S. Department of Education. He co-edited Virtual Schools: Planning for Success (2005) with Dr. Zane Berge, co-authored one of the first American books in the field, Distance Education: The Foundations of Effective Practice (1991), with Dr. Richard Verduin, and authored an early overview of K-12 online learning in the U.S., Virtual Schools: Status and Trends (2001).

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