In the past month, several reports have been published about online learning that confirm the growth of online learning and open source online content at the K-12 level. As I have written in this blog, the book, “Disrupting Class” predicts that by 2019, 50% of courses taught in high school will be online. These reports and actions support the thesis of this book and many others:
- The Department of Education released the report, “Evaluation Online Learning, Challenges and Strategies for Success.” Article in Ed Week.
- NCES released this report entitled, “Technology-Based Distance Education Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 2002-2003 and 2004-2005“
- The JISC infoNet, the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and the Higher
Education Academy released this study, “Exploring Tangible Benefits from ELearning.”
- Teacher as CoLearners is part of the new ISTE NETS standards.
K-12 content now on iTunes U.
- Sun Microsystems launches open source virtual classroom, “Project Wonderland.”