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March 18, 2019

Article Notice: Cases of Quality: Case Studies Of The Approval And Evaluation Of K-12 Online And Blended Providers

Note that I am one of the authors of this article.

Cases of Quality: Case Studies of the Approval and Evaluation of K-12 Online and Blended Providers


Michael K. Barbour
Touro University California
mkbarbour@gmail.com

Tom Clark
Clark Consulting
tom@tomclarkconsulting.net

Jason Siko
Madonna University
sikojp@gmail.com

Kristen DeBruler
Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute
kdebruler@michiganvirtual.org

Justin Bruno
Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute
jbruno@michiganvirtual.org

Abstract

State-level departments of education vary in their mechanisms for monitoring online courses and programs. This study reviewed various state models for initial and ongoing evaluation of online courses. Five constructs were identified through this review, and examples from Georgia, Maryland, California, Washington, and Colorado were detailed. The report concludes with potential models and key guidelines for states to consider when developing policy to ensure quality online education for K-12 students.

Citation

Barbour, M. K., Clark, T., Siko, J. P., DeBruler, K., & Bruno, J. A. (2019). Evaluation and approval constructs for online and blended courses and providers: Examining individual cases. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 22(1). Retrieved from https://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring221/barbour_clark_siko_debruler_bruno221.html

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