As the descriptive tagline that is included in the RSS feed states:
This blog and podcast focus on issues related to distance education at the K-12 level, specifically the use of virtual and cyber schools.
To be more specific, I post entries items related K-12 distance education (mostly online learning). To that end, this blog has two purposes:
- To pass on all items related to K-12 distance education, specifically K-12 online learning, that cross my electronic desk.
- To provide a space for me to play with ideas or opinions related to K-12 online learning in a non-academic way.
The first purpose is fulfilled by posting entries from the various listserves and groups I follow, newsletters I have subscribed to, alerts I have created, blogs I monitor, etc.. These entries form the vast majority of content on this blog – which varies from day-to-day with a low of one or two entries per day and some days with five and six or more entries.
Approximately once or twice I week (it varies from week to week – sometimes more, sometimes less), I do get a chance to play with ideas and comment on things that are happening in K-12 online learning. The opinions that I do post are my own and don’t represent my place of employment or any of the organizations I am involved with. In most instances these opinions are based upon my background as a teacher, course designer, and administrator in various virtual schools in Canada, the United States and internationally; along with the research that I have been conducting for over a decade in a variety of jurisdictions (with a good dose of my own political beliefs included).
I encourage you to join the discussion, particularly when I am expressing my opinions. One of the reasons I do this is to engage people in conversation. I don’t always believe what it is I post, but I want to talk out the issue with people who are studying or working with these same issues or those who are in the field doing this on a day-to-day basis. So please join the discussion.