Distance learning takes place when a teacher and student are separated by physical location and technology is used to bridge the gap. A MOOC is a course of study that is available over the Internet usually without charge.
Below are some distance learning and MOOC resources that you may want to explore.
- Virtual Virginia – VDOE’s Virtual Virginia program offers pre-Advanced Placement (AP), honors and AP classes as well as academic electives and world languages. Virtual Virginia is designed to meet the needs of students who otherwise would be unable to take these courses due to a lack of availability or scheduling conflicts within their school.
- Virtual Schools & Courses – Multidivision Online Providers – Multidivision online providers supply online courses, or virtual courses, to K-12 students.
- SERC’s distance learning programs – bring Smithsonian science into your classrooms or your home. You can participate in videoconferences with expert scientists and educators at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC).
- Khan Academy - instructional videos on a variety of topics
- Open-access guidebook to Online Schools and Effective Learning Techniques – information and advice for K12 online programs.
- Flipped Learning Network Page – a hub for connecting educators around Flipped Learning
- The Learning Revolution Project – holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend.
- Classifying K–12 Blended learning By Heather Staker and Michael B. Horn – Defining and examining blended learning
- Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning 2014 by John Watson, Larry Pape, Amy Murin, Butch Gemin, Lauren Vashaw – changing the way we are looking at learning in this digital landscape
- Access and Equity for All Learners in Blended and Online Education (iNACOL October 2014 report)