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Cyber Schools MS Word PDF - Also called virtual schools, online schools or Internet schools, cyber schools deliver the majority of their instruction to students through a Web site posted on the Internet instead of in a school building. This ECS StateNote includes information on the number and types of cyber schools currently operating in each state. (Arika Long, Education Commission of the States, April 2004)...

Technology and Early Childhood Professional Development MS Word PDF - This ECS StateNote explores to what extent states are taking advantage of distance learning technologies to increase access to high-quality training and professional development for early childhood educators. The first part of the document gives an overview of state policies regarding postsecondary distance education. It also addresses the distance learning opportunities available to early childhood educators in each state and reviews each stateís early childhood educator pre-employment training requirements. The second part looks more closely at state programs offering distance learning opportunities for early childhood educators. (Jessica McMaken, Education Commission of the States, July 2002) ...

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice - This is the latest of a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states. (Evergreen Education Group, 2011)...

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: An Annual Review of State-Level Policy and Practice - With the 2009 edition of this annual report, Keeping Pace partnered with the Southern Regional Education Board and the two organizations share the program survey efforts and the resulting data. With supplemental classes and full-time programs, online learning is expanding nationwide. Funding is an important factor in continued growth but so are such state policies as teacher training in online instruction, creating true national standards, allowing teachers to teach across state lines by encouragement of reciprocity and revising accounting standards. (John Watson, Butch Gemin, Jennifer Ryan and Matthew Wicks, November 2009)...

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: A Review of State-Level Policy and Practice - With supplemental classes and full-time programs, online learning is expanding nationwide. Funding is an important factor in continued growth, but so are such policies as teacher training in online instruction, creating true national content standards, allowing teachers to teach across state lines by encouraging reciprocal recognition and revising accounting standards like count dates and seat time that donít apply to the online environment. (John Watson, Butch Gemin and Jennifer Ryan, North American Council for Online Learning, November 2008)...

Online Education Interim Report - The primary focus of the report is on full-time online education in Colorado, offering a background of the issue and definitions for key terms and addressing the following areas: benefits and challenges, accountability, access and funding. Also, the task force found several successful examples of online education and its positive impact on the lives of students and their families, and a sample of success stories are showcased throughout the report. (Colorado State Board of Education Online Education Task Force, March 2007)...

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: A Review of State-Level Policy and Practice - Online learning continues to grow rapidly across the country as an increasing number of educators and policymakers recognize the benefits of learning unconstrained by time and place. As of September 2006, 38 states have either state-led online learning programs, significant policies regulating online education or both. The third in an annual series, this report examines the state of online education across the country. (North American Council for Online Learning, October 2006) ...

Keeping Pace With K-12 Online Learning: A Review of State-Level Policy and Practice - As of July 2005, 21 states had statewide online learning programs. This paper examines important components of existing programs, provides a national-level picture of the state of statewide online learning programs and contains detailed profiles of each of the existing programs. Also provided are regional profiles and information on existing non-statewide online learning opportunities in the states. (John F. Watson and Stevan Kalmon, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, October 2005)...

State Online Advanced Placement Schools - A growing number of states are offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses online to meet the needs of schools unable to find highly qualified teachers or afford hiring a full-time teacher for a particular AP course, or help students with scheduling conflicts. The links below provide a sample of state programs.
Iowa Online Advanced Placement Academy (IOAPA)
Kentucky Virtual Advanced Placement Academy
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The State of E-Learning in the States - This report provides findings and observations from a National Governors Association (NGA) state survey conducted in 2000. According to the report, numerous issues emerged surrounding e-learning services (services provided by electronic technology), including reaching the digitally underserved more effectively, restructuring public postsecondary systems to eliminate duplication and assuring consumer protection and quality of content without stifling innovation. (NGA, 2001)...


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