12 Must Read Papers of 2012

Following are the 12 papers I most frequently cite (or plan to cite over the next few months) including a couple I co-authored.  The cover blended learning, online learning, competency-based learning, and edtech.  They come from our friends at SETDA, iNACOL, Digital Learning Now 
Out of Print: Reimagining the K-12 Textbook in a Digital Age, released by SETDA in September
Broadband Imperative, released by SETDA in May
Classifying Blended Learning, released by Innosight Institute in May
Louisiana’s Digital Future: How Online Learning Can Transform K-12 Education, by Michael Horn, released by Pelican Institute in November
Funding the Shift to Digital Learning: Three Strategies for Funding Sustainable High-Access Environments released by Digital Learning Now in October
Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles  released by Digital Learning Now in November
Getting Ready for Online Assessments, released by Digital Learning Now in December
How Digital Learning Contributes to Deeper Learning, released by Getting Smart in December
Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education released by Nellie Mae Education Foundation in November
Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice released by the Evergreen Consulting Group in October 2012
Statement of Principles for Model Legislation in States released by iNACOL in July
Expanding Evidence Approaches for Learning in a Digital World released by the Department of Education in December (watch for a full review on Wednesday)Digital Learning Deeper Learning Infographic
What else belongs on the list?

Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark is the CEO of Getting Smart. He has written or co-authored more than 50 books and papers including Getting Smart, Smart Cities, Smart Parents, Better Together, The Power of Place and Difference Making. He served as a public school superintendent and the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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1 Comment

Jay Fogleman

Hi Tom,
None of these "12 papers I most frequently cite" sound like empirical studies. Could this be an opportunity to step out of an edtech echo chamber?

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