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ERIC Number: ED501521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 46
Developing Effective Virtual Education Programs. The Informed Educator Series
Clarke, Suzanne
Educational Research Service
This "Informed Educator" provides a snapshot of the current state of virtual education at the elementary and secondary levels. A number of critical factors are addressed, including: (1) the types of online courses and schools now available; (2) virtual program providers-- institutional, school, district, state, consortia and private sector; (3) student characteristics that increase the likelihood of success in virtual learning; (4) effects of virtual learning on student achievement; (5) understanding the skills required to be a successful online teacher; and (5) critical planning considerations, including internal vs. external course development.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service
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