Research Needs and Trends in K-12 Online Learning
Kathryn Kennedy, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
K-12 online learning is spreading across the United States and beyond. Within the 27 state virtual schools, enrollments reached 619,847, a 16% increase from last year. Supplemental enrollments, including those in hybrid settings, are often indeterminable due to antiquated or non-existent student data systems. This session shares the latest research in K-12 online learning. In particular, three major topics are identified including the emergence of blended learning models, the datedness of key traditional policy and how the field is updating them, and the transformative roles of educators that help to best meet the needs of these new models, systems, and policy. Author shares the work of researchers who are on the forefront of this ever-expanding reform movement. At the same time, author will share the needs of the K-12 online and blended learning practitioner community.
Kennedy, K. (2013). Research Needs and Trends in K-12 Online Learning. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4130-4132). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).