Virtual School Meanderings

March 8, 2013

Article Notice – “Opening” A New Kind Of School: The Story Of The Open High School Of Utah

I received notice of this article yesterday, and since I have been posting articles from the special issue of the American Journal of Distance Education, I though it appropriate for this item to jump the queue so to speak.

International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning – Vol 14, No 1

“Opening” a new kind of school: The story of the Open High School of Utah

DeLaina Tonks, Sarah Weston, David Wiley, Michael K. Barbour

Abstract: The use of online learning at the primary and secondary school level is growing exponentially in the United States. Much of this growth is with full-time online schools, most of which are operated by for-profit companies that use proprietary online course content. In this article we trace the development of, and philosophy behind, a full-time online school that uses open access software and open educational resources for course content. As more nations begin to put in place plans for primary and secondary education in the event of natural disasters (e.g., the Christchurch earthquakes) or pandemics (e.g., avian flu or H1N1), the availability of open online content is of critical importance.

Keywords: K-12 online learning, cyber school, virtual school, open education

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