iNACOL Webinar Examines Educational Practices of Online Teachers for Effectiveness and Student Success
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will present a webinar on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET exploring the educational practices of K-12 online teachers for effectiveness and success in critical need Algebra I and Biology classes. The webinar, part of iNACOL’s monthly Research in Review presentation series, will feature Drs. Bonnie Swan and Michael Hynes of the University of Central Florida, and Beth Miller of Florida Virtual School.
iNACOL President Susan Patrick said, “Online or in a classroom, a student’s teacher has greater impact on their learning than any other factor. This research examines the relationship between educational practices of online teachers, methods and course completion rates. This research provides an important look at the correlation between these elements for teaching courses critical to a student’s success.”
The researchers aim to add to the existing knowledge to address and examine the educational practices and backgrounds for the teacher workforce in a large virtual school, and how these factors relate to student satisfaction and course completion.
This webinar is free, but please register at http://www.inacol.org/events/webinars/research-in-review/ to receive details and login confirmation by email.
For more information about iNACOL, please visit http://inacol.org.
iNACOL is the leading non-profit 501(c)(3) organization advocating for student-centered, competency-based educational policies and practices to ensure all students are prepared with a world-class education. We advocate for student-centered policies on equity and access, develop quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, published research, and support the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders. iNACOL also hosts the annual iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium, formerly known as the Virtual School Symposium (VSS). For more information, please visit http://inacol.org.
SOURCE International Association for K-12 Online Learning