Last week’s chat on edweek.org may be of particular interest to readers of this blog. Susan Patrick, the president and chief executive officer of the North American Council for Online Learning; Julie Young, the president and chief executive officer of the Florida Virtual School; and Cheryl Vedoe, the president and chief executive officer of Apex Learning, answered questions from readers about trends and approaches in online teaching and learning.
The conversation touched on such subjects as online security, student engagement, online courses for at-risk students, technical difficulties, teacher quality, online professional development for teachers, and student evaluation and assessment, among many others. There are a ton of informative tidbits about the growing population of online learners and how online instruction is being improved from experts who are on the front lines of this increasingly popular trend.
I highly recommend reading through this chat transcript for anyone who is interested in online education and how it is evolving to meet the needs of today’s students and educators. In fact, many of the questions touched on subjects I have been curious about, too.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.