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ERIC Number: EJ1135987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
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
Greene, Kimberly; Hale, William
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v26 n2 p131-159 Apr 2017
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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