AERA 2014 – Personalized, Blended Learning in K-12: Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions

Virtual School Meanderings

This is the seventh session that I am blogging from the 2014 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA) begins today in Philadelphia.  This session was a part of a symposium that was described as:

This symposium deals with the tension between innovative application of online learning and research on the effectiveness of online approaches. Key findings from synthetic overviews of research findings for virtual schools and online degree programs, K-12 applications of blended learning, and online and blended courses within traditional higher education institutions will be contrasted with the practices of rapidly growing online innovations. The different perspectives on evidence of developers, researchers, and practitioners will be described. Presenters will propose a model for collaborative research and development using backend data from digital learning systems as well as conventional sources of student data within a continuous improvement effort.

The actual session is described in the

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