The State of 21st Century Learning in the K-12 World of the United States: Online and Blended Learning Opportunities for American Elementary and Secondary Students
Kimberly Greene, William Hale, Brandman University, United States
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 26, Number 2, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper is an examination of the current state of blended and online learning throughout the K-12 world in the United States. The analysis is predicated upon the potential of electronically-mediated learning (e-learning) to effectively prepare students for the demands of 21st century citizenship through the affordances of such learning environments, which in theory, support the growth of critical thinking and a personalized educational experience. Findings include three themes: a call for clarity of what is encompassed within each modality, a lack of large-scale data for informing decision making and practice, and a glaring need for professional development beyond training on any isolated skill or understanding.
Greene, K. & Hale, W. (2017). The State of 21st Century Learning in the K-12 World of the United States: Online and Blended Learning Opportunities for American Elementary and Secondary Students. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 26(2), 131-159. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 18, 2017 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/174164/.
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