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Online, Blended and Distance Education in Schools

Clark, Tom

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Editorial: Stylus Pub Llc, 2015
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Título: Online, Blended and Distance Education in ...

Editorial: Stylus Pub Llc

Año de publicación: 2015

Encuadernación: PAP

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Online, Blended and Distance Education in Schools provides students enrolled in Education Technology, Educational Administration and related Masters and PhD programs with expert opinions and insights on the practice and policy in K-12 online, blended and distance education, online and blended programs, including curriculum, instruction, technology and management aspects. It describes 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 of K-12 distance and online learning

This text is highly appropriate for students enrolled in Educational Technology, Educational Administration and related Masters and PhD programs. An online companion resource provides pedagogical features that enhance text use in a classroom setting.

About the Author:

Tom Clark is president of Clark Consulting, a research and evaluation consulting firm with a focus on online and blended learning. In this role, he has undertaken many successful evaluations for a wide variety of organizations, including a federally funded $9.1 million online professional development project, state-led virtual schools, large district-led online learning programs, and cyber charter schools. He was an advisor for U.S. Department of Education’s Evaluating Online Learning (2008). Recognized as an author in online and distance learning in Who’s Who in America, he has a wide range of publications in the field, including white papers, policy studies, books and articles. He co-edited Virtual Schools: Planning for Success (Teachers College Press, 2005), authored an early overview of K–12 online learning in the United States, Virtual Schools: Status and Trends (WestEd, 2001), and co-authored one of the first American texts in the field, Distance Education: The Foundations of Effective Practice (Jossey-Bass, 1991).

Michael Barbour is Director of Doctoral Studies for the Isabelle Farrington College of Education and an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He completed his PhD in instructional technology from the University of Georgia. Originally from the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Barbour’s interest in K–12 distance education began after accepting his first high school teaching position in a rural high school, he was troubled by the inequity of opportunity and began a program to offer online Advanced Placement social studies courses to students in his district. For more than a decade, Michael has worked with numerous K–12 online learning programs in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and around the world as an online teacher, course developer, administrator, evaluator, and researcher. His current research interests focus on the effective design and delivery of online learning to K–12 students in virtual school environments, particularly those in rural areas.

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