The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL, where I’m a director) is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Today they launched a brand new iNACOL website to provide more resources on projects, research, quality assurance, and new learning models. It’s a great and dynamic resource for online, blended, and competency-based learning research and resources. In addition to an updated web presence, iNACOL announced today a new name for its annual conference: the iNACOL Blended & Online Learning Symposium. Seven years ago iNACOL took over the Virtual School Symposium (VSS) in Denver. Last year, iNACOL’s VSS convened more than 2,000 teachers, administrators, content developers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders over four days in New Orleans. What became apparent last year is that online learning has gone mainstream–it’s being incorporated into every students daily life. The iNACOL conference reflected that change, but the name didn’t.
- New CompetencyWorks Paper: Reengineering IT for Competency Education
- New iNACOL Report: State Policymakers Guide to K-12 Competency Education
- iNACOL & Partners Launch CompetencyWorks to Further Competency Education
- Principles for Model Online & Blended Learning Legislation
- Competency-Based Progress
- From Chronology to Competency