Crafting E-Curriculum That Inspires

This special report, part of Education Week's series on e-learning, examines how schools are working to create high-quality digital curricula and online courses. It covers the influence the common-core academic standards are likely to have on building the online curricula of the future, the growing emphasis on teaching social skills to virtual school students, how schools are building courses that blend face-to-face and online learning, and the evolving role of e-assessments.


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Sorting through the many issues about the role of virtual educators in K-12 education will not be easy. But this report shows that the K-12 community is finally beginning to address those issues. And experts say that is a step in the right direction.
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The widespread pledge by states to adopt common standards could allow virtual education to truly break down state boundaries for teachers and students, experts say.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week

The president and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning talks to Education Week about the impact the common core standards are likely to have on e-learning.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week

After crafting standards for higher education that are widely used, the Quality Matters Program outlines e-learning course expectations for K-12 schools.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week

The content and approaches for courses that blend face-to-face and virtual learning varies widely, raising questions about what works best.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week

One giant step K-12 virtual education has yet to take is the creation of courses that can be completed entirely with a mobile device.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week

Virtual schools are adding social skills to the curricula to satisfy parents and students who worry about potential isolation in the online world.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week

Elementary school online students need remediation or acceleration at junctures in their development some say are more crucial than any in high school.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week

Developers of credit-recovery courses are constantly trying to figure out what will motivate underachieving students.
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College Board plans to add more robust content to the courses and make sure they emphasize the development of 21st-century skills.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week

The interactivity and flexibility of online curricula could lead to a wave of more effective ways to assess students, experts say.
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The state-sponsored school walks a delicate line between maintaining academic standards and ensuring it has adequate funding.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week

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Jan. 25, 2011: Virtual Challenge: Creating Quality E-Courses
The lessons being learned by online course designers are significantly changing the way successful courses are created for today’s students. Watch as our guests discuss creating quality e-courses.

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