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Monday, November 06, 2006

Opening the Virtual School Symposium

Okay, as I think I have mentioned last week I can in Plano for the Virtual School Symposium. The conference was opened up by Susan Patrick, who is the President of NACOL - the group sponsoring this conference. As part of her presentation, she outlined four key research findings:
  1. Online learning expands options and provides equal access
  2. Online learning is rapidly growing
  3. Online learning is effective (as well or better for online learners than classroom learners)
  4. Online learning improves teaching
I mention these here now, not because I want to address them now, but because I want to come back to them after the VSS is over - as I have problems with all four of these "key research findings" because I feel that the research doesn't say this at all.

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