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A review of course choice policies and programs (part 1)

Course choice programs and policies, which allow students to choose one or more online courses from a provider other than the student’s district of enrollment and have their funding flow to the provider, are a critical and emerging area of focus in digital learning. (Some course choice programs, such as the one in Louisiana, are […]

A review of the 2013 Digital Learning Now Report Card: Part 1, Summary Findings

Digital Learning Now (DLN) recently released its 2013 report card. The DLN report is among the most closely-watched and influential reports in online and blended learning policy, and as such we have read it closely. Following is our review, and points of agreement/disagreement on the text of the report. (We review some of the state grades […]

Utah’s Course Choice Program: By the Numbers

As part of SB65, the course choice legislation, Utah must generate an annual report of activity via the Statewide Online Education Program (SOEP), as well as a report on provider performance which we will discuss at a later date. The school year 2012-13 report was released in November 2013. Today we’ll look at the annual […]

Michigan Virtual University Releases Toolkit for Districts

Michigan Virtual University (MVU) is one of many state virtual schools that a few years ago began to recognize that it needed to evolve its thinking about how it served students across the state, expanding beyond the traditional state virtual school role of focusing solely on offering supplemental online classes. In Keeping Pace 2011, we […]

Details about State Course Choice Programs

One of the challenges of publishing an annual print report on online learning is that the field is evolving so quickly that print can rapidly become out of date. In Keeping Pace 2013, we defined a new category of online learning programs that we termed course choice programs, and now we are adding some details […]

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