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ERIC Number: ED509633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning
Watson, John F.
North American Council for Online Learning
Online learning is growing rapidly across the United States within all levels of education, as more and more students and educators become familiar with the benefits of learning unconstrained by time and place. Across most states and all grade levels, students are finding increased opportunity, flexibility, and convenience through online learning. Teachers are discovering a new way to reach students, many of whom were not successful in traditional schools and courses. Administrators are exploring ways to offer a wider range of courses to students and professional development opportunities to teachers. This report provides a comprehensive overview of online learning by examining the basics--teaching and learning, evaluating academic success, professional development, technology and other topics. Two appendices are included: (1) Definitions; and (2) Additional resources. (Contains 34 footnotes.)
North American Council for Online Learning. Available from: International Association for K-12 Online Learning. 1934 Old Gallows Road Suite 350, Vienna, VA 22182. Tel: 888-956-2265; Tel: 703-752-6216; Fax: 703-752-6201; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: North American Council for Online Learning
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Illinois; Louisiana; Michigan; Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; No Child Left Behind Act 2001