Archive for the ‘Virtual Schools’ Category

Florida Virtual School to enroll up to 20,000 Puerto Rican students

Puerto Rican students can take courses online, which may ease pressure on local schools to take those displaced by Hurricane Maria.  edscoop

Download Report: Virtual Schools Report 2016: Directory and Performance Review

The fourth edition of the National Education Policy Center’s annual report on online and blended learning schools provides a detailed overview and inventory of full-time virtual schools and blended learning schools, also called hybrid schools. Little rigorous research has examined their inner workings, but evidence indicates that students differ from those in traditional public schools, and […]

Gale’s Career Online High School Offers a Fresh Start (and Cheerleaders)

When Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced in January 2014 that it would offer Career Online High School (COHS) through public libraries, the response was enthusiastic. Library Journal  

Picking a Platform

The Learning House, an online program management company, is acquiring Carnegie Mellon University spinoff Acatar in a bid to be more competitive among prestigious universities. Inside Higher Education

Apple updates iBooks Author license, clarifies sales restrictions

Apple on Friday rolled out a minor update to iBooks Author, its new tool for creating interactive ebooks. Though the 1.0.1 update weighs in at nearly 150MB, Apple says only that it “provides an updated version of the End User License Agreement.” While that hefty piece of legalese helps clarify some of the agreement’s contentious […]

Virtual Schooling Through the Eyes of an At-Risk Student: A Case Study

While much of the growth in the popularity of virtual schooling has involved at-risk students, little research exists on the experiences of these students in this largely independent setting. This paper describes a case study of an at-risk student in a rural school in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador who was enrolled in an […]

What’s next for distance learning in Delaware?

A generation ago, “distance learning” in Delaware referred to boys from Salesianum School and girls from Ursuline Academy and Padua Academy shuttling across Wilmington for first-period classes that weren’t offered in their own school.Today, the concept is a bit more sophisticated and, in Delaware’s public schools, just getting off the ground.SOURCE: delawarefirst.orgRead the Full Article

Distance Education Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary School Students: 2009–10

This report provides national estimates about distance education courses in public school districts. The estimates presented in this report are based on a district survey about distance education courses offered by the district or by any of the schools in the district during the 2009-10 school year.SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), US Department […]

Virtual school offers K-12 distance learning option

It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes education in a brick-and-mortar school just isn’t an option.The Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA) offers an alternative.SOURCE: The Lusk Herald Read the Full Article

Virtual learning acquisitions shake up marketplace

Cambium Learning, Pearson expand reach into virtual learning sector with multimillion-dollar dealsSOURCE: eSchool NewsRead the Full Article