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Pape, Liz – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
"Blended learning" is using online tools to communicate, collaborate, and publish, to extend the school day or year and to develop the 21st-century skills students need. With blended learning, teachers can use online tools and resources as part of their daily classroom instruction. Using many of the online tools and resources students already are…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Online Courses, Lifelong Learning, Teaching Methods
Pape, Liz – School Administrator, 2010
Blended learning is using online tools to communicate, collaborate and publish, to extend the school day or year and to develop the 21st-century skills students need. With blended learning, teachers can use online tools and resources as part of their daily classroom instruction. Using many of the online tools and resources students already are…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement, Technology Integration
Pape, Liz; Wicks, Matthew – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, iNACOL, is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. This document, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning's (iNACOL) "National Standards for Quality…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Online Courses
Pape, Liz; Sheehan, Tracy; Worrell, Colleen – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2012
Schools everywhere are facing a difficult conundrum. Parents and the government continue to ask them to educate more children at higher standards with less time and less money. On top of that, students must master a whole new set of skills--digital age skills--if they are to succeed. What's a school to do? This article presents strategies and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Change
Pape, Liz – School Administrator, 2006
In recent years, thanks to the evolution of the Internet, wide availability of classroom computers and increased broadband access, blended learning is emerging as a new tool in the K-12 educational toolkit. Defined as learning that combines online and face-to-face approaches, blended learning is accomplished through the combined use of virtual and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, High Schools, Computer Mediated Communication, Conventional Instruction
Pape, Liz – School Administrator, 2004
Online education recently has been receiving a lot of attention at the K-12 level. Some may see it as a remedy for school budgets that are overstretched. Others view it as another means for reaching and teaching students and teachers, and some view online course delivery as an alternative educational choice. In fact, online education is simply…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Educational Policy
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Roblyer, M. D.; Davis, Lloyd; Mills, Steven C.; Marshall, Jon; Pape, Liz – American Journal of Distance Education, 2008
Two lines of research have emerged to study the causes and prevention of student failure in virtual (K-12) schools: studies of learner characteristics and studies of learning environment characteristics. To develop a useful model for predicting failure and promoting success in virtual school environments, a study was designed to measure the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology, Models