Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice (2013)

Keeping Pace Report 2013

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice (2013) is the 10th in a series of annual reports that began in 2004 that examine the status of K-12 online education across the country. The report provides an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states.

Keeping Pace is researched and published as a service to the educational and governmental communities. Distribution of the report and graphics for presentations are free.

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Benchmarks of Online Higher Education [Infographic]

Surveys of Chief Academic Officers at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) reveal how public and private institutions are navigating the world of online higher education. What is your school’s online education GPA?

Download the “Online Learning at Public Universities: Building a New Path to a College Degree” report, conducted in conjunction with AASCU member institutions.

Download the “Online Learning at Private Universities: A Survey of Chief Academic Officers” report, conducted in conjunction with CIC member institutions.

To hear more about the results and for an opportunity to ask questions of the authors, a free, live webinar with authors Dr. David Clinefelter, Chief Academic Officer of Learning House, and Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, former Senior Fellow of AASCU, is being held on November 7 at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST. More webinar details >>

2013 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology

ECAR has surveyed undergraduate students annually since 2004 about technology in higher education. In 2013, ECAR collaborated with more than 250 higher education institutions to collect responses from more than 112,000 undergraduate students about their technology experiences and expectations. The findings are distilled into four broad themes to help educators and higher education institutions better understand how students experience technology on their respective campuses and the ways in which new, better, or more technology can impact students’ relationship with information technology.

ss2013_infographicDownloadable versions of the report infographic are available here

Presence and Engagement in Online Teaching

This video, found thanks to Graham Attwell, highlights the role of the teacher in creating and sustaining a learning community, developing presence and fostering engagement.

What additional tips might you offer faculty seeking to develop a sense of “presence” in their online teaching?

Lessons from the World’s Most Captivating Presenters

We all would like to be better communicators. Whether you give formal presentations or simply share ideas informally with others, we always can become even more skilled at communicating. These slides share 10 tips that anyone who communicates.
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