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Districts Add Online and Blended Courses

Hybrid courses are on the rise.  As many more states pass legislation allowing online and blended classes, it appears from a recent study that blended learning is growing at the district level.  This comes as no surprise to me as a teacher using blended instruction.  Hybrid formats offer differentiation and opportunities for flexible scheduling to better serve the needs of students.  The model also allows for creative approaches to providing additional course offerings to students.

More information on the recent trends in online and blended instruction may be found here.

US DOE Online Learning Research Studies

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According to a recent announcement from NYSED, the United States Department of Education is conducting research studies on the effectiveness of online learning programs at the secondary level. As 45 states currently have some type of online learning initiative, USDOE is looking at the impact of these programs.

For more information, visit the wiki here.