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New Book from ISTE Explores K-12 Online Learning

Posted Dec 18, 2007
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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has announced the publication of a new book, What Works in K-12 Online Learning, which explores the growing phenomenon of education delivered primarily via the Internet. Driven by a number of factors, the increase of K-12 enrollments in online courses presents both great promise and some real challenges. The book serves as a research-based guide to what works from more than two dozen contributors with real-world experience.

What Works in K-12 Online Learning provides a comprehensive overview of effective online teaching and learning practices. Chapters cover a full spectrum of topics including virtual course development, online learning in elementary classrooms, instructional assessment and differentiating online instruction, professional development for teachers of virtual courses, and the challenges that virtual schools will face.

What Works in K-12 Online Learning includes the following features:

* A complete introduction to virtual courses
* Chapters addressing literacy/language, mathematics, social studies, physical education, and differentiated instruction
* An overview of professional development for online teachers

The book is intended for grade K-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, technology coordinators, school and district administrators, and teacher educators.

What Works in K-12 Online Learning may be purchased online for $26.55 for ISTE members or $37.95 for nonmembers. More information about the book, including the table of contents and a free, downloadable excerpt, is available at

Source: The International Society for Technology in Education,

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