Virtual

2/28/2012

2/28/2012

Harry Potter e-books will be coming to schools and libraries, according to an announcement by the company Pottermore.

2/23/2012

2/23/2012

As of fall 2011, 40 states have a state virtual school or state-led online learning initiative, accounting for 536,272 course enrollments, a 19 percent annual increase according to iNacol's report, Keeping Pace 2011.

2/14/2012

2/14/2012

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world's top-rated universities, has announced its first free course which can be studied and assessed completely online.

2/13/2012

2/13/2012

Buying a home is the biggest investment most Michiganders will ever make. And a good many prospective homebuyers will want to know what kind of education their child will receive from a local school system before buying a home.

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

PBS TeacherLine is launching “TECH570: Fundamentals of Virtual K12 Teaching” to fulfill the need for highly effective virtual educators and to help districts prepare for this revolutionary transition in education.

2/2/2012

2/2/2012

The finalists for Online Teacher of the Year are Leslie Fetzer from North Carolina Virtual Public School, Tracy Seiler from the South Carolina Virtual School Program, and Asherrie Yisrael from Georgia Virtual School. Winners will be announced March 1.

1/31/2012

1/31/2012

It's a Tuesday morning in January, and seventh-grader Katerina Christhilf is learning algebra. But it's no ordinary class. This one takes place entirely online, led by a teacher a few miles away.

1/25/2012

1/25/2012

As Gov. Bobby Jindal pushes for “more choice” for school children and their parents in the form of charter schools and vouchers, he’s also calling for a more high-tech solution — and he’s pointing to local schools as an example of how to do it.

1/25/2012

ASCD released the complete schedule for the association’s 2012 Virtual Conference, which will run concurrent with ASCD’s67th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show March 24–26 in Philadelphia, Pa.

1/24/2012

1/24/2012

Florida Virtual School offers 15 Advanced Placement courses to all students interested in AP. FLVS students outperformed the state in overall averages by 12 percent and were equal to the global overall averages.

1/17/2012

1/17/2012

There are new key trends that I see emerging in education enabled by advancing technology: namely decentralization and gamification. By understanding these trends, it is much easier to imagine why we won’t need teachers or why we can free up today’s teachers to be mentors and coaches.

1/17/2012

PresenceLearning, provider of live online speech therapy services to K12 students, was recently named a Cool Tool winner for special needs in the EdTech Digest Awards.

12/23/2011

12/23/2011

There are times when the New Jersey Department of Education gets it right. The rejection of the Garden State Virtual Charter School’s application was one such golden moment.

12/16/2011

12/16/2011

Many families view K-12 online schools with skepticism.

12/14/2011

12/14/2011

By almost every educational measure, the Agora Cyber Charter School is failing.

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