Special Report

E-Learning 2010: E-Educators Evolving

September 22, 2010
This special report part of Education Week's series on e-learning, aims to answer questions related to the growing role of e-educators in K-12 education. It provides perspectives and advice from state policymakers and virtual school providers navigating through the new and often murky policy waters of online-only education, and features insights from e-educators in the trenches of virtual schooling.
  • Classroom Technology Virtual-Teacher Training Seen to Lack Consistency
    But some long-running virtual school programs have learned much about what online teachers need to know to succeed.
    Katie Ash, September 20, 2010
    7 min read
    Teaching Profession About This Report
    This special report, the second in a three-part series on e-learning, aims to the questions related to the growing role of e-educators and the virtual school world in K-12 education.
    Kevin Bushweller, September 20, 2010
    2 min read
    College & Workforce Readiness New Educators Look Back at Virtual-Teacher Prep.
    Two teachers talk about what they learned in a program that pairs the University of Central Florida with the Florida Virtual School.
    Ian Quillen, September 20, 2010
    2 min read
    World War II veteran John Kline, left, talks in his house in Apple Valley, Minn., with virtual educator Jim Kinsella, center, and high school student Sean Van Domelen about fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.
    World War II veteran John Kline, left, talks in his house in Apple Valley, Minn., with virtual educator Jim Kinsella, center, and high school student Sean Van Domelen about fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.
    Andy King for Education Week
    Classroom Technology Teachers Make the Move to the Virtual World
    Experienced e-educators say leaving a regular classroom for an online-only environment takes more than just tech. skills.
    Katie Ash, September 20, 2010
    7 min read
    Teacher Amy Dunn works with Justin Fernandez at Champ Cooper Junior High School in Ponchatoula, La., in an algebra course that blends face-to-face and online teaching.
    Teacher Amy Dunn works with Justin Fernandez at Champ Cooper Junior High School in Ponchatoula, La., in an algebra course that blends face-to-face and online teaching.
    Lee Celano for Education Week
    Teaching Schools Blend Virtual and Face-to-Face Teaching
    'Blended,' or 'hybrid' learning has continued to grow as more districts have sought to meet student needs in different ways.
    Katie Ash, September 20, 2010
    6 min read
    Classroom Technology Ed. Groups Outline E-Teacher Quality Guidelines
    Many state-sponsored online schools are setting standards around guidelines from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning and the Southern Regional Education Board.
    Michelle R. Davis, September 20, 2010
    3 min read
    Teaching Profession E-Evaluations: 'Watching Your Every Move'
    Online schools are constantly collecting data on the cyber actions their teachers take, from e-mails to instant messages to computer keystrokes.
    Michelle R. Davis, September 20, 2010
    7 min read
    University of Central Florida education majors (left to right) Mindy Dellinger, Kris Palvisak, and Kyler Shelton are in virtual teaching internships to learn the skills necessary to teach online-only courses.
    University of Central Florida education majors (left to right) Mindy Dellinger, Kris Palvisak, and Kyler Shelton are in virtual teaching internships to learn the skills necessary to teach online-only courses.
    Hilda M. Perez for Education Week
    Classroom Technology Ed. Schools Lag Behind in Virtual-Teacher Training
    A recent survey found that only 4 percent of responding teachers had been taught how to deliver online courses during preservice education.
    Ian Quillen, September 20, 2010
    8 min read
    Teaching E-Educators Use Daily Mix of Digital Tools
    Online instructors have more options in their arsenal than ever to help deliver and explain academic content, but even the most experienced online instructors can struggle with which tool to use, when, and how.
    Ian Quillen, September 20, 2010
    7 min read
    Teaching Profession Distinctive Demands Make Compensation Complicated
    With states, companies, and districts all managing virtual schools, it can be hard to establish fair compensation practices.
    Ian Quillen, September 20, 2010
    8 min read
    Students at Champ Cooper Junior High in Ponchatoula, La., watch virtual teacher Julia Cooper during an algebra class that blends face-to-face and online teaching.
    Students at Champ Cooper Junior High in Ponchatoula, La., watch virtual teacher Julia Cooper during an algebra class that blends face-to-face and online teaching.
    Lee Celano for Education Week
    Classroom Technology States Eye Standards for Virtual Educators
    Experts say many states and national education groups are behind the curve in addressing teacher quality in online education.
    Ian Quillen & Michelle R. Davis, September 20, 2010
    7 min read