Thursday, July 10, 2008

Guide for Online Learning

Education Week: Ed. Dept. Releases Guide for Evaluating Online Learning
Ed. Dept. Releases Guide for Evaluating Online Learning
By Andrew Trotter
San Antonio

The U.S. Department of Education today released its first guide to the evaluation of online-learning programs in K-12 education.

The report Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is designed to help school leaders gauge the effectiveness of online education, as its use grows rapidly across the United States.

“While online-learning programs that deliver courses have been around for about a decade, this report is the first to fully address the issues in evaluating online programs in K-12 education,” said Susan D. Patrick, the president and chief executive officer of the North American Council for Online Learning, or NACOL, which released its own standards for online programs earlier this year. ( "Voluntary Online-Teaching Standards Come Amid Concerns Over Quality," ...

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