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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

, , 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), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

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.

Citation

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. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 18, 2017 from .