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April 11, 2018

Reminder: 2018 CIDER Session – State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada

A reminder about this up-coming webinar on one of my own projects.

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The CIDER Sessions Series includes monthly sessions running from September 2017 to June 2018. These sessions feature presentations by leading researchers in distance, distributed, and online learning.

imageJune 6, 2018 · 11am MT
State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada
Michael Barbour, Touro University Mare Island
Randy LaBonte, Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn)

The 2017 issue of the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canadareport marks its 10th year, and the fifth year of the Canadian eLearning Network’s (CANeLearn) support of this research. The report continues to be Canada’s own benchmark for the expanding use of technology-supported blended and online learning in Canada. The anniversary report continues the traditional incisive analysis of the state of K-12 e-learning in Canada as well as an expanded collection of research briefs and a description of several vignettes providing considerable insight about innovation and new approaches emerging in online and blended practices in K-12 programs across Canada. Full results of the research and work undertaken in this study, including all annual reports and associated papers, are published on the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada project website (http://k12sotn.ca/). This session will provide a synopsis and overview of the latest version of this annual report.

April 10, 2018

Report – North America Virtual Schools Market Research Report 2018 to 2021

While I don’t have the US$3500 to purchase a copy, I’d love to see the contents.  The press release reads:

North America Virtual Schools Market to Grow at a CAGR of 12.82% by 2021

North America Virtual Schools

North America Virtual Schools Market Research Report 2018 to 2021 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive environment, up-to-date marketing information is essential to monitor performance and make critical decisions for growth and profitability. It provides information on trends and developments, and focuses on markets and materials, capacities and technologies, and on the changing structure of the Virtual Schools Market.

This report studies the Virtual Schools market status and outlook of North America and major regions, from angles of manufacturers, regions, product types and end industries. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the North America Virtual Schools retail market for 2018-2021. To calculate the market size, the report includes segmentation of the market on the basis of product category and geography.

Get Free Sample copy of this report at: https://www.marketinsightsreports.com/reports/032112414/virtual-schools-market-in-north-america-2017-2021/inquiry               

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Companies Mentioned are Connections Education, K12 Inc., Mosaica Education, White Hat Management, Abbotsford Virtual School, Alaska Virtual School, Basehor-Linwood Virtual School.

Virtual Schools Market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 12.82% by 2021

A virtual school operates on an online learning platform and offers courses pertaining to various fields entirely through digital methodologies. These schools provide students an opportunity to learn at home from certified teachers and using a core curriculum. They also help them earn credits in the desired field, which can be cited when applying for admission to higher education.
Although the concept of virtual schools is relatively new in the education industry, it is gaining popularity at a great pace and has become one of the fastest growing education opportunities in the K-12 segment. More than 40 states in the US have developed virtual schooling facilities through a mix of public initiatives and private funding. These schools offer diverse course curriculum at a fee that is relatively lesser when compared to traditional institutions.

MarketInsightsReport’s North America Virtual Schools Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. 

Major points covered in North America Virtual Schools Market 2018 Research are:-

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the North America Virtual Schools market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the North America Virtual Schools market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the North America Virtual Schools market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the North America Virtual Schools market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the US, Canada.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the North America Virtual Schools market?

This independent 62 page report guarantees you will remain better informed than your competition. With over 150 tables and figures examining the Virtual Schools market, the report gives you a visual, one-stop breakdown of the leading products, submarkets and market leader’s market revenue forecasts as well as analysis to 2021.          

Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), and market share and growth rate of Virtual Schools in these regions, from 2018 to 2021 (forecast), covering US, Canada.

The report provides a basic overview of the Virtual Schools industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. And development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures.

Browse full Report https://www.marketinsightsreports.com/reports/032112414/virtual-schools-market-in-north-america-2017-2021    

Then, the report focuses on North America major leading industry players with information such as company profiles, product picture and specifications, sales, market share and contact information. What’s more, the Virtual Schools industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed.

The research includes historic data from 2012 to 2017 and forecasts until 2021 which makes the reports an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales and product managers, consultants, analysts, and other people looking for key industry data in readily accessible documents with clearly presented tables and graphs. The report will make detailed analysis mainly on above questions and in-depth research on the development environment, market size, development trend, operation situation and future development trend of Virtual Schools on the basis of stating current situation of the industry in 2018 so as to make comprehensive organization and judgment on the competition situation and development trend of Virtual Schools Market and assist manufacturers and investment organization to better grasp the development course of Virtual Schools Market.

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MarketInsightsReports provides syndicated market research reports to industries, organizations or even individuals with an aim of helping them in their decision making process. These reports include in-depth market research studies i.e. market share analysis, industry analysis, information on products, countries, market size, trends, business research details and much more. MarketInsightsReports provides North America and regional market intelligence coverage, a 360-degree market view which includes statistical forecasts, competitive landscape, detailed segmentation, key trends, and strategic recommendations.

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Description

About Virtual Schools

A virtual school operates on an online learning platform and offers courses pertaining to various fields entirely through digital methodologies. These schools provide students an opportunity to learn at home from certified teachers and using a core curriculum. They also help them earn credits in the desired field, which can be cited when applying for admission to higher education.
Although the concept of virtual schools is relatively new in the education industry, it is gaining popularity at a great pace and has become one of the fastest growing education opportunities in the K-12 segment. More than 40 states in the US have developed virtual schooling facilities through a mix of public initiatives and private funding. These schools offer diverse course curriculum at a fee that is relatively lesser when compared to traditional institutions.

Technavio�s analysts forecast the virtual schools market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 12.82% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the virtual schools market in North America for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the student enrollments in the for-profit virtual schools in the kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) segment.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
� US
� Canada

Technavio’s report, Virtual Schools Market in North America 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
� Connections Education
� K12 Inc.
� Mosaica Education
� White Hat Management

Other prominent vendors
� Abbotsford Virtual School
� Alaska Virtual School
� Basehor-Linwood Virtual School

Market driver
� Increase in online content development and digitalization
� For a full, detailed list, view our report

Market challenge
� Rise in non-profit institutions
� For a full, detailed list, view our report

Market trend
� Increased demand for distance learning
� For a full, detailed list, view our report

Key questions answered in this report
� What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
� What are the key market trends?
� What is driving this market?
� What are the challenges to market growth?
� Who are the key vendors in this market space?
� What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
� What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

You can request one free hour of our analyst�s time when you purchase this market report. Details are provided within the report.

Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of  the report

Market overview
Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

Research methodology
Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

Market overview
Education industry in the US
E-learning in the US

PART 06: Market drivers

PART 07: Impact of drivers

PART 08: Market challenges

PART 09: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 10: Market trends

PART 11: Virtual schools market in North America

Market overview
Five forces analysis

PART 12: Market segmentation by ownership

Virtual schools in North America by ownership
Virtual schools in North America by private EMOs
Virtual schools in North America by non-profit EMOs

PART 13: Market segmentation by countries

Virtual schools market in North America by country
Virtual schools market in the US
Virtual schools market in Canada

PART 14: Vendor landscape

Competitive scenario
Competitive benchmarking

PART 15: Key vendor analysis

Connections Education
K12 Inc.
Mosaica Education
White Hat Management

PART 16: Other prominent vendors

Abbotsford Virtual School
Alaska Virtual School
Basehor-Linwood Virtual School

PART 17: Appendix

List of abbreviations

PART 18: Explore Technavio
List of Exhibits

Exhibit 01: Product offerings

Exhibit 02: Segment-wise distribution of education market in the US in 2015

Exhibit 03: E-learning market in the US 2014-2019 ($ billions)

Exhibit 04: Impact of drivers

Exhibit 05: Impact of drivers and challenges

Exhibit 06: Tablet users in the US 2015-2020 (millions)

Exhibit 07: Global gamification market 2015-2020 ($ millions)

Exhibit 08: Virtual schools market in North America 2016-2021 (enrollments)

Exhibit 09: Five forces analysis

Exhibit 10: Student enrollments in virtual schools in North America by ownership 2016

Exhibit 11: Student enrollments in virtual schools in North America by ownership 2021

Exhibit 12: Virtual schools in North America by ownership 2016-2021 (Student enrollments)

Exhibit 13: Student enrollments share in virtual schools in North America by ownership 2016-2021

Exhibit 14: Virtual schools market in North America by private EMOs 2016-2021 (enrollments)

Exhibit 15: Virtual schools market in North America by non-profit EMOs 2016-2021 (enrollments)

Exhibit 16: Virtual schools market in North America by country 2016

Exhibit 17: Virtual schools market in North America by country 2016-2021 (enrollments)

Exhibit 18: Virtual schools market in the US 2016-2021 (enrollments)

Exhibit 19: Percentage share of student enrollment 2014

Exhibit 20: Percentage share of number of virtual schools (2014)

Exhibit 21: Average enrollments in virtual schools 2014

Exhibit 22: Virtual schools market in Canada 2016-2021 (enrollments)

Exhibit 23: Vendor analysis

Exhibit 24: Key vendors: Strategic initiatives overview

Exhibit 25: Mosaica Education: Business segmentation

Research Methodology

SECONDARY RESEARCH 
Secondary Research Information is collected from a number of publicly available as well as paid databases. Public sources involve publications by different associations and governments, annual reports and statements of companies, white papers and research publications by recognized industry experts and renowned academia etc. Paid data sources include third party authentic industry databases.

PRIMARY RESEARCH 
Once data collection is done through secondary research, primary interviews are conducted with different stakeholders across the value chain like manufacturers, distributors, ingredient/input suppliers, end customers and other key opinion leaders of the industry. Primary research is used both to validate the data points obtained from secondary research and to fill in the data gaps after secondary research.

MARKET ENGINEERING 
The market engineering phase involves analyzing the data collected, market breakdown and forecasting. Macroeconomic indicators and bottom-up and top-down approaches are used to arrive at a complete set of data points that give way to valuable qualitative and quantitative insights. Each data point is verified by the process of data triangulation to validate the numbers and arrive at close estimates.

EXPERT VALIDATION 
The market engineered data is verified and validated by a number of experts, both in-house and external.

REPORT WRITING/ PRESENTATION 
After the data is curated by the mentioned highly sophisticated process, the analysts begin to write the report. Garnering insights from data and forecasts, insights are drawn to visualize the entire ecosystem in a single report.

March 7, 2018

2018 CIDER Session – State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada

Note this up-coming webinar on one of my own projects.

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The CIDER Sessions Series includes monthly sessions running from September 2017 to June 2018. These sessions feature presentations by leading researchers in distance, distributed, and online learning.

imageJune 6, 2018 · 11am MT
State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada
Michael Barbour, Touro University Mare Island
Randy LaBonte, Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn)

The 2017 issue of the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canadareport marks its 10th year, and the fifth year of the Canadian eLearning Network’s (CANeLearn) support of this research. The report continues to be Canada’s own benchmark for the expanding use of technology-supported blended and online learning in Canada. The anniversary report continues the traditional incisive analysis of the state of K-12 e-learning in Canada as well as an expanded collection of research briefs and a description of several vignettes providing considerable insight about innovation and new approaches emerging in online and blended practices in K-12 programs across Canada. Full results of the research and work undertaken in this study, including all annual reports and associated papers, are published on the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada project website (http://k12sotn.ca/). This session will provide a synopsis and overview of the latest version of this annual report.

February 13, 2018

Tenth Annual State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada Report Released

Late last week this noticed was posted to the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada blog (see original entry at http://k12sotn.ca/blog/tenth-annual-state-of-the-nation-k-12-e-learning-in-canada-report-released).


Over the past four weeks we have been providing some of the initial sections of the tenth annual State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada report through this blogging medium.  Today, the researchers for the project released the 2017 version of the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada, which is available for downloadat:

http://k12sotn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/StateNation17.pdf

As noted above, this issue of the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada report marks its 10th year, and the fifth year of the Canadian eLearning Network’s (CANeLearn) support of this research. The report continues to be Canada’s own benchmark for the expanding use of technology-supported blended and online learning in Canada. The anniversary report continues the traditional incisive analysis of the state of K-12 e-learning in Canada as well as an expanded collection of research briefs and a description of several vignettes providing considerable insight about innovation and new approaches emerging in online and blended practices in K-12 programs across Canada. Full results of the research and work undertaken in this study, including all annual reports and associated papers, are published on the State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada project website (http://k12sotn.ca/). This document provides a synopsis and overview of the published work on the comprehensive website.

Canada provides an interesting exemplar for the rest of the world, given its widely varying population and geography fostering comparisons with other countries/regions of similar population. With two official languages and a growing immigrant population combined with a rich indigenous population, Canadian schools offer online and blended learning programs in English, French, and in some cases Aboriginal languages, leading to comparisons with other English and French-speaking countries and those with significant indigenous populations.

The ‘Brief Issue Papers’ and ‘Vignettes’ published on the website capture some of this diversity of program and populations served. They make for particularly topical reading about the challenges and innovations underway in many places across the country, featuring some of the personalities of the online educators who are blending practice, creating learning programs and environments with a varied mix of classroom and online learning methodologies that increase flexibility and access to learning for students.

The State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada report, and its accompanying publications on its project website, provides critical information and insight into how Canadian educational authorities and governments are integrating technology-supported approaches to prepare students for today’s economy and a future society in which the use of technology will be ubiquitous. This anniversary report and website provide a benchmark for educators and offers background, guidance, and ideas for the improvement of policy and practice in online and blended learning.  This year’s report was sponsored by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource CentreCentre francophone d’éducation à distanceLEARNVirtual High School (Ontario), and Alberta Distance Learning CentreCANeLearn is a proud supporter and partner of this research, its publication, and the dissemination of its findings and publications.

February 9, 2018

New MVLRI Report: Examining Online Research in Higher Education: What Can We Replicate in K-12?

Examining Online Research in Higher Education: What Can We Replicate in K-12?

Abstract

One of the best ways for practitioners and scholars to understand what is already known in a field is to undertake a review of the existing literature. The existing literature related to K-12 distance, online, and blended learning is still developing. The literature published is heavy on the practitioner experience – either the direct telling of the experience by the practitioner or through the use of researcher surveys designed to capture the perceptions of the practitioners’ experience. Further, the available research rarely makes use of validated instruments or established theoretical and conceptual frameworks to guide their studies. However, research into distance, online, and blended learning with adult populations has a much richer and longstanding history. This report seeks to describe a series of studies that have been conducted with adult populations that may be of particular interest to researchers and practitioners in the K-12 distance, online, and blended environments.

Written By

• Michael K. Barbour, Touro University California

What We Already Know

  • One of the difficulties, at least in terms of the ability for this research to help guide the practice of K-12 distance, online, and blended learning, is that much of this research is contextually specific or methodologically limited.
  • This is not to say that it is bad research, just that the lessons that we learn from these studies are often based on the perceptions of or are mainly applicable to those involved in that specific environment.
  • However, there is a robust literature and research base in distance and online learning with adult populations and an increasingly growing body focused on blended learning.

What This Report Adds

  • The report seeks to provide guidance for K-12 scholars in the research that has been done in distance, online, and blended learning with adult populations, particularly with respect to methodological issues.
  • The report also explores promising practices for K-12 that have been shown to have success in adult contexts, with the caveat that there are differences in the adult learner and the child or adolescent learner.

Implications For Practice And/Or Policy

  • If research in the field is ever going to reach a point where it can truly guide the practice of K-12 distance, online, and blended learning without having to provide numerous caveats and qualifications, following in the footsteps of our colleagues who conduct research with adult populations will be required.
  • Researchers need to ensure that their methodological techniques continue to become more sophisticated by using or adopting validated instruments.
  • Researchers need to ground their studies in established theoretical and conceptual frameworks, such as the theory of transactional distance, the theory of social presence, and the Communities of Inquiry framework.
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