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Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions: 2000-2001. Online Learning Timeline. Florida Virtual School. K-12 Online Public School from Home. eLearning Storyboard & Script Writing Full Course. E-learning: How to deliver an engaging Virtual Classroom presentation. LEARN THE NET: Your Online Guide. Guide to Teaching Online Courses. Virtual-Icebreakers - home. WAVE Web Accessibility Tool. Watchfire WebXACT. Accessibility Policy. CAST is committed to ensuring that its sites are accessible to all users. If you encounter a problem accessing cast.org or would like to provide feedback, please email cast@cast.org.

These guidelines are based on federal requirements outlined in Section 508 (the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards, authorized by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) as well as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG2) recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Site Layout The CAST sites have been designed with existing accessibility recommendations and standards in mind. To ensure complete accessibility to all users, these sites have all global navigation exposed. Alt-Text Tags Images on these sites, unless they are purely decorative, are accompanied by text alternatives (the "alt" attribute) that identifies the image or its function. Hyperlinks Text hyperlinks are written so that they make sense when read out of context. Access Instructions for Users with Disabilities. NCAM is committed to ensuring that its site is accessible to all users.

Access Instructions for Users with Disabilities

This Web site conforms to existing recommendations and standards and has been tested with various assistive technologies. If you encounter a problem accessing NCAM's site, or if you would like to provide feedback on NCAM's site, please contact us using the preceding links. To reach NCAM staff with questions about other issues, view our complete contact information. Support for W3C Recommendations and Section 508 Standards During the development process, our authors followed the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 to ensure that the site would be accessible. Alt text All images on this site are accompanied by brief alt text identifies the image or its function. Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) - home page. W3C to Receive Emmy® for Work on Accessible Captioning W3C will receive a Technology & Engineering Emmy ® Award for work on standardization and pioneering development of broadband captioning.

W3C's Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) helps make video content more accessible to people with disabilities, particularly people who are deaf or hard of hearing, through text captioning. More info about the award and about TTML is available in a press release, and info about WAI's related work is in the W3C to Receive Emmy® for Work on Accessible Captioning e-mail. Thanks to everyone who contributes to accessibility work through W3C and WAI! Access and Equity in Online Classes and Virtual Schools. Download (.PDF) Would you like to purchase a hard copy? Contact us. Online education is one of the fastest growing phenomena in K-12 education in the United States today. Over half of states currently have some form of state-run virtual school, with additional state programs in the planning stage. 20/20: Costs and Funding of Virtual Schools. Amy Berk Anderson, John Augenblick, Dale DeCesare, and Jill Conrad – Virtual schools are providing individual online instruction and increasing access to courses by providing flexibility in time, place and pace of instruction.

In 2006, 24 states offer some form of statewide virtual schooling to supplement regular classes and provide for special needs and well over half of all states have significant online learning programs at the state or district level. In its school finance work around the country, Augenblick, Palaich, and Associates (APA) was increasingly being asked about virtual schools—in particular, what we knew about the funding of such schools. In order to respond to this need for information, APA embarked on a year-long project, funded by the Bellsouth Foundation (Foundation), to examine issues related to cost and funding of virtual schools, including the cost of operating and the funding mechanisms to support such schools. Section 508 Home. The BuyAccessible Wizard The BuyAccessible System has three components, all made available to any agency at no cost to help with the quick, easy, and efficient implementation of all Section 508 standards.

Section 508 Home

The BuyAccessible Wizard( which can help you when purchasing Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) products and services to determine if Section 508 applies to your purchase or to find accessibility information. The BuyAccessible Wizard can help with your market research— and even has tools to write your solicitation language.Quick-Links ( which are pre-packaged Government Product Accessibility Template (GPAT) and Solicitation language for a number of standard EIT deliverables. Some BuyAccessible.gov features: ADA.gov homepage.

IDEA - Building The Legacy of IDEA 2004. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) Home The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. National Education Technology Plan.

The National Education Technology Plan provides a vision of transformational learning experiences powered by technology that can shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps.

National Education Technology Plan

Joseph South, Director, Office of Educational Technology The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The 2016 Plan, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education, articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible. While acknowledging the continuing need to provide greater equity of access to technology itself, the plan goes further to call upon all involved in American education to ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology. No Child Left Behind - ED.gov. Information on No Child Left Behind, including the Act and policy, and the Obama Administration's blueprint for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. ESEA Page Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA Flexibility Waivers from No Child Left Behind ESEA Blueprint for Reform The Obama administration's blueprint to ESEA reauthorization NCLB Legislation Public Law PL 107-110, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Connections Academy Careers. Career Opportunities. Watch this video to learn about the role of the K12 online teacher.

Career Opportunities

Ability to make a difference in the lives of othersSecurity and pride that comes with working for a market leaderWorking with diverse, highly educated and extremely talented colleaguesFlexibility and benefits that you deserve There is no "typical" day at K12. Illustrating iNACOL's National Standards for Quality Online Teaching on Vimeo. "Illustrating iNACOL's National Standards for Quality Online Teaching" is an eight-part series highlighting the International Association for K-12 Online Learning's standards for quality courses and teaching as put into practice by educators working in "Illustrating iNACOL's National Standards for Quality Online Teaching" is an eight-part series highlighting the International Association for K-12 Online Learning's standards for quality courses and teaching as put into practice by educators working in online and blended learning learning environments.

Illustrating iNACOL's National Standards for Quality Online Teaching on Vimeo

Thank you to partners at the Texas Virtual School Network and Eyecon Video Productions. To download a copy of iNACOL's "National Standards for Quality Online Teaching", please visit bit.ly/quality-standards-online-teaching. To Downlaod a copy of iNACOL's "National Standards for Quality Online Courses", please visit bit.ly/quality-standards-online-courses. Becoming an online teacher. Change is.

Becoming an online teacher

I remember that short, powerful statement shared by a mentor early in my career as a classroom teacher. I could comprehend it then, but I could not understand it as I do now as an online teacher. The combination of researching online learning, taking an online course, creating a course, and teaching an online course has taken me back to the words of my mentor. This article is a snapshot of my growth as an educator from a traditional, face to face classroom to the learning environment defined by a community of learners in an online course.

Introduction. E-learning: How to deliver an engaging Virtual Classroom presentation. National Standards for Quality Online Teaching (v2) Virtual Icebreakers - Online Teaching Strategies. Virtual-Icebreakers - home. Can xtranormal be used for education. Mediachalk. Xtranormal. Develop elementary reading comprehension, writing and math skills with Kidspiration® Using visual thinking methodologies, Kidspiration provides a cross-curricular visual workspace for K-5 learners.

Develop elementary reading comprehension, writing and math skills with Kidspiration®

Students combine pictures, text, numbers and spoken words to develop vocabulary, word recognition, reading for comprehension, writing and critical thinking skills. Kidspiration works the way students think and learn and the way teachers teach. As students make visual connections, they build fundamental skills in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Kidspiration offers activities in all curriculum areas, so students use visual learning naturally and confidently. Kidspiration helps students: Develop strong thinking skills Strengthen reading and writing skills Build conceptual understanding in math Develop Strong Thinking Skills.

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The gradebook teachers love! Flexible options and smartshortcuts to grade faster. Turn big data into decisions.Measure learning effectivenesswith easy, ready-made reports. K-12 Digital Learning Platform. Pearson Embanet>>Provider of Online Learning Services. Enterprise Learning Management System Software - eFront LMS. Pearson eCollege. Coursecracker.com - This website is for sale! - coursecracker Resources and Information. Meeting Rooms & Conference Centers in NYC & DC. By Blackboard is a free learning management system for K12 and Higher Ed Instructors enabling blended & eLearning. Learning + Tech = Awesome. The easy, flexible, and smart learning platform. Education Technology & Services.

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Connections Academy’s Online Learning Platform

It is designed to meet the exact requirements of the Connections Academy instructional model and the needs of our students and families. This intuitive and user-friendly learning platform connects students with their lessons, teachers, and a wide range of educational resources. And it is accessible 24 hours a day, from any Internet connection.

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Easily reach your students, wherever they are Blackboard Collaborate has been redesigned to make anytime web conferencing with your students simpler, easier, and more reliable. Web conferencing should be easy. Our capabilities are intuitive so you can focus on interaction, rather than technology. Apache OpenMeetings Project – Home. LiveLesson® Online Classroom Demo. Recorded Demos.

Adobe Connect eLearning Demo. Free Computer Tutorials at GCFLearnFree. LEARN THE NET: Your Online Guide. Hybrid Course Panel Discussion. California « « Keeping Pace. Back to map California has more districts and charter schools recognized for incorporating online or blended learning than any other state. Examples include the Riverside, Oakland, and Los Angeles districts, charter schools including Aspire, Summit, Flex Academies, and Rocketship, and at least 42 fully virtual schools that collectively provide all students in the state access to a fully online school. These latter schools are restricted by a requirement that they serve students in contiguous counties only, so the number of schools is higher than it is in states that allow for statewide online enrollment.

The Digital Learning Environment - Plymouth University. The Virtual Revolution: Understanding online schools. No doubt the Internet has had a profound effect on our lives, our work and play, our politics, and our business. Infographic - A Brief History of Online Learning. Posted on July 11, 2014 by Beth Dumbauld.

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