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ERIC Number: ED469127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Virtual Schools and E-Learning in K-12 Environments: Emerging Policy and Practice. Policy Issues.
Blomeyer, Robert
Recent growth in national attention directed toward online courses and virtual schools underscores the importance of e-learning policy and online learning practices. In response to these needs, this edition of "Policy Issues" aims to: summarize the critical e-learning issues related to education policy; provide an overview of what works, based on recent research and program assessment; and offer policy recommendations to support decision makers and policy leaders charged with the investigation and deployment of online courses and Internet-based learning environments in K-12 schools and school districts. Discussion includes online courses and virtual high schools; publications on e-learning policy and practice; definitions that offer points of reference for comparing some of the most important concepts of online learning; e-learning policy implications for K-12 educators and decision makers; America's first public virtual high school, findings from an evaluation of students in the virtual high schools third year that examined students participation in and satisfaction with online courses; and findings and recommendations from the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL). (Contains 18 references.) (AEF)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.