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August 28, 2015


From Wednesday’s inbox…

Newsletter from the International Council for Open and Distance Education

Introducing the World Conference keynotes: Wayne Mackintosh

Wayne Mackintosh, founding director of the OER Foundation headquartered at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand, is a “committed advocate and user of free software for education”. The ICDE Chair in OER is a “strategy innovator with a passion for open sourcing education”.

Over 500 papers have been accepted for presentation at the 26th ICDE World Conference to be hosted by the University of South Africa in Sun City near Pretoria, 14-16 October 2015. Registrations close in just two weeks, so make sure you register for the conference now.

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Fast track Call for Thematic Papers – ICDE MOOCs4D II

The MOOCs4D II track in the 26th ICDE World Conference in South Africa will explore “the potential of MOOCs as a transformative lever for promoting education as a global common good”, in developing economies, and in particular Africa, and as a possible platform for South-South-North collaboration.

The 2015 MOOCs4D II track will bring together policy makers, experts, practitioners, scholars and representatives from MOOC initiatives from around the world to further the conversations begun during the initial 2014 MOOCs4D conference at the University of Pennsylvania in April 2014. The MOOCs4D II track is planned to start on 13 October 2015.

You are now invited to submit proposals related to the theme of the MOOCs4D II specialist track. We call for innovative papers that engage with the topicality of the theme and emerging policy signals towards the planned conference publication.

The final date to submit papers for the fast track call is 21 August 2015.

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Latest issue of Open Praxis is available for download

Open Praxis has published its third issue for 2015 which consists of four research articles and two innovative practice articles.

Dr. Inés Gil-Jaurena, the editor of Open Praxis, explains in her editorial that “12 authors from Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Brazil, Pakistan, South Africa, Slovak Republic and the United States of America have contributed in six different papers, four of them with a research-oriented approach and two of them with an innovative practice character. The broad topic of openness is somehow addressed in most of the papers, which deal with open educational resources and other open practices.”

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Three new members join the ICDE network

Three institutions from Israel, Ukraine and Switzerland have recently joined the ICDE network following the approval of their applications by the ICDE Executive Committee.

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Teachers in the digital era – Athena Fund gains new support following the recent Global High Level Policy Forum

Uri Ben-Ari, founder and president of the Athena Fund, attended the UNESCO-ICDE Global High Level Policy Forum in Paris in June 2015. He penned his positive experience at the forum in a piece that was published in Boston’s The Jewish Advocate.

Athena Fund recently became a member of ICDE. It is a non-profit organization established in 2006 to promote the empowerment of teachers in Israel by providing them with tools for self-fulfillment and professional advancement.

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ICDE Annual Report 2014 now available for download

In her foreword for the ICDE Annual Report 2014, Prof. Tian Belawati, ICDE President and Universitas Terbuka Rector, summarizes the many positive activities for ICDE during 2014. These include successful events – the International Conference in Moscow, and the Presidents’ Summit and ICDE-UNESCO Policy Forum in Bali; the participation of ICDE in several projects with good results; and the new partnerships with important organizations for ICDE to focus more on the external environment.

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Towards a New Pedagogy of Engaged Learning

The importance of student engagement as a success factor in learning has long been recognized. With all the tools and resources available in the 21st century to extend and support this engagement, we need to revise our understanding of teaching and learning – what we refer to as pedagogy.

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The Commonwealth of Learning launches new MOOC platform

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has launched its new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for Development portal. This online service is built on the idea that offering a MOOC should be as easy as taking one.

Interested partner institutions can use the portal to create and offer their own MOOC with up to 10,000 registrations per course.

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Register for the 2nd MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum

The 2nd MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum (MENA-HELF), organized by ICDE member Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS), will be held in Abu Dhabi from 9-11 November 2015.

Twenty-five international experts, including the University of South Africa (UNISA) Principal and Vice Chancellor and ICDE Executive Committee member Prof. Mandla Makhanya, will speak on topics related to the theme: Towards Transformative Higher Education in the MENA Region: The Role of Innovation in the 21st Century Digital and Knowledge based Society.

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Innovation Arabia 9 – call for papers

The theme for Innovation Arabia 9 will be ‘Accelerating Innovation towards Sustainable Economy’ and a call for papers has now been announced.

The Smart Learning Conference, organized by ICDE member Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), will be held in Dubai from 7-9 March 2016.

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[DEANZ] Latest News From The OFDL Sector, 28 Aug 2015

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Latest news in online, open and flexible education – opportunities, resources and inspiration

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Hello DEANZ members,

The following news items may be of interest to you:

  • The latest DEANZ newsletterAugust 2015
  • Each year, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) honors and celebrates four education pioneers for their work in blended and online learning. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 iNACOL Innovator Awards, which will be announced at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium, held in Orlando, Florida fromNovember 811, 2015. See below for more information.
  • Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Fortnightly news Digest 330 – 21 August 2015
  • NZATD Auckland Branch – September Event.

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The DEANZ Executive

iNACOL Innovator Awards Nominations

Nominations are now open for the following iNACOL Innovator Awards:

  • Blended and Online Teacher of the Year
  • Innovative Blended and Online Learning Practice Award
  • Research Award
  • Outstanding Individual Contribution to K-12 Blended and Online Learning Award

Additional information, including eligibility requirements and nomination forms, is available on the iNACOL Innovator Awards page of our website.

Please submit a notice of your intent to nominate by 8:00pm ET on August 31, 2015. Final nomination packages are due by September 14, 2015. Please send all intents to nominate and any questions to
We look forward to seeing you at the iNACOL Symposium.

About the iNACOL Symposium
On November 8-11, the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of next generation learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning and gathers leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field. Attendees will find invaluable networking opportunities; access to expertise, analysis, the latest trends and research; and thought-provoking interactive sessions for leaders shaping the future of education. The symposium includes more than 200 engaging interactive sessions, with tracks for K-12 online learning, K-12 blended learning, competency-based pathways, policy, research, quality assurance and much more. Learn more at

About iNACOL
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. To learn more, please visit

Michael K. Barbour, Ph.D.
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iNACOL Plugged In | 08.26.15

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Here is an update on our upcoming webinars, award nominations and the latest trends and news.

iNACOL Webinar on Game-Based Learning

On August 27, 2015, iNACOL is hosting a Teacher Talk webinar titled Why Minecraft? An Introduction to Minecraft in the Classroom. Presenter Lee Graham, PhD at University of Alaska Southeast, will explore how Minecraft, a game-based learning platform, is entering classrooms and being used as a tool to personalize learning. This webinar is free to attend, but please register to receive final login details. Visit the events section of the iNACOL website to register for upcoming webinars.

iNACOL Innovator Awards

Each year, iNACOL honors and celebrates four education pioneers for their work in blended and online learning through the iNACOL Innovator Awards, presented at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium. Nominations are now being accepted. Please submit a notice of your intent to nominate by 8:00pm ETon August 31, 2015 to Additional information, including eligibility requirements and nomination forms, is available on the iNACOL Innovator Awards section of our website.

New from iNACOL’s Blog: Education Domain

2015 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium Highlights Preview
I wanted to share some highlights of the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium this November 8-11 in Orlando. This blog post provides highlights of the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium sessions, iNACOL…

Global Highlights: A Scan of High-Performing Countries Using Elements of Competency-Based Education
Policymakers and educators in the U.S. can learn important lessons from high-performing education systems around the world. Last year,CompetencyWorks (an iNACOL initiative) surveyed and studied several…

Making Blended and Online Learning Accessible to All Learners
Blended and online learning hold great potential to better meet the needs of students with disabilities with personalization and adaptive learning. However, that potential can only be realized if new learning environments are designed…

iNACOL in the News

Assessing Competency-Based Education in Terms of Outcomes
Education Dive
Higher education has long been consumed with access rather than outcomes, but developing metrics for monitoring competency-based programs could provide an opportunity to change that. If nontraditional programs are going to…

Personalization, Tailored Instruction Vital to Blended Learning, New Report Says
A new report traces the evolution of “blended learning,” and argues that its value to the nation’s schools will hinge on the extent to which it can help educators tailor instruction to individual student needs. The International Association for…

Shifting the Professional Development Paradigm for K-12 Online Learning
Previously we discussed the landscape of online learning in higher education. The ground is shifting in K-12 education as well, and learning online is now not only an option for many students, but in some states a legislative mandate…

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium
Orlando, Florida | November 8-11, 2015

iNACOL is pleased to announce the line-up of pre-conference workshopsscheduled to kick off the 2015 Symposium. Registration for pre-conference workshops is limited to ensure small group interactions and discussions, so please register for the session as soon as possible.

As a reminder, we are now accepting nominations for the 2015 iNACOL Innovator Awards. Only five days remain to provide your intent to nominate for the iNACOL Innovator Awards. Nominate your peers today.

Register for the Symposium here, and join the conversation on twitter using#inacol15.

Upcoming Webinars
Webinar | Accountability and Assessments to Support Student-Centered Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, August 27, 2015 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET
Presenters include Susan Patrick and Maria Worthen from iNACOL.
Learn more and register.

iNACOL Teacher Talk Webinar | Why Minecraft? An Introduction to Minecraft in the Classroom
Wednesday, August 27, 2015 | 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET
Learn more and register.

iNACOL Leadership Webinar | Realizing the Promise: Making Blended and Online Learning Accessible to All Learners
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Learn more and register.

The NROC Project Webinar | Back-to-School with NROC: Fresh, No-Cost Resources for Student Success
Thursday, September 10, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Learn more and register.

iNACOL Teacher Talk Webinar | Google Apps for Education: The Fresh Air Curriculum
Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 6:007:00 pm ET
Learn more and register.

Plugged In Headlines: Other News in Competency-Based, Blended and Online Education

A Reflection on the Field of Competency Education
Chris Sturgis, CompetencyWorks

Eight Ways Educators Help Parents Promote Powerful Learning
Tom Vander Ark, EdWeek

Bill Gates: Why the Best Ideas in Education Come From the Classroom
Bill Gates, EdSurge

NC Virtual School Goal: Every Child, Every Class, Every Day
Carl Durocher, The News & Observer

Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class
Katrina Schwartz, KQED/MindShift

How Assistive Technology is Changing Special Education
Philip Murphy, The Edvocate

What It’s Like to Teach GenDIY Students at Career Path High
Jessika Chandler, Huffington Post Education

Can Personalization Fix Education?
Natalie Wexler, The Washington Post

Canton High School to Offer Students Chinese Language
Ken Byron, Hartford Courant

Kettle Moraine Stands Out With High Achievement, Global Push
Alan J. Borsuk, Journal Sentinel

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August 22, 2015

NCVPS E-lert for August 21, 2015 – Fall Edition I

I missed posting this yesterday…

Districts and Charter Schools,
Please forward this E-lert to your school-level stakeholders. We often have enrollment information for counselors, grades for data managers, tips for lab facilitators, announcements for testing coordinators, and strategies for school leaders, all of whom support your district’s and school’s e-learning efforts. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a web page here.
August 21, 2015 – In This Issue:

Calendar Check
August 7 – Summer Session 2015 ends.
August 10 – Early calendar courses begin.
August 13 – Final summer grades posted in the registration system.
August 13 – Early Calendar Day 3 Status Report posted in the registration system.
August 19 – Early Calendar Day 7 Status Report posted in the registration system.
August 21 – Last day to add or drop early calendar classes.
August 24 – Traditional and Yearlong courses begin.
August 27 – Day 3 Status Report posted in the registration system.
Sept. 2 – Day 7 Status Report posted in the registration system.
Sept. 4 – Last day to drop or add students into traditional calendar block and yearlong classes.

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Celebrate & Connect

Connect with us on Twitter!Find us here. Tweet to us on Twitter at @ncvps or with the hashtag #ncvps.

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If you are not on the E-lert subscription list, but would like to be, please add your name toour list here.

Current E-lert News

What’s New?
what's new picGreetings, North Carolina districts and schools!
Check out this week’s important updates:
New This Week
Important From Last Week!

In addition, be sure to check out all of our tips and reminders in this week’s e-lert.

Fall2015Fall 2015 – Classes Start August 24

Traditional block and yearlong classes begin onAugust 24. Early calendar courses have already begun!


Here are a few resources to get you started:


Getting Started for Schools


If you are new to the e-Learning advisor role or if it has been awhile since you registered students with us, please visit our Getting Started for Schools web page. You will find valuable insights and tips for registering and having a successful e-learning program at your school.


Getting Started for Students


Our student checklist has moved! It used to be in a Google doc, but now you can find our Getting Started for Students web page at this link.


Courses Nearing Capacity


coursecapacityWe have a few courses that are approaching capacity for Fall 2015. Courses that are “At Capacity” will not have any new sections opened. The only way that students will move off the waitlist is if a student who is already enrolled in the course drops. See our list of courses that are at capacity and near capacity here.

EnrollmentNumbersNCVPS Enrollment by the Numbers
NCVPS enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is going strong! Compare our numbers to last year at this time:
We ended up with a record enrollment last year of 55,000+ students for summer, fall, and spring. We expect to have an even higher enrollment this year!
Naturally, we would like to thank the districts and schools in North Carolina for their tremendous participation. In addition to our traditional enrollments from schools, we have seen some great blended-learning, personalized-learning, and online academies that use NCVPS courses in a growing number of North Carolina school districts. That’s outstanding, and we love that type of thinking!

LabGuideNew NCVPS Lab Facilitators Guide

We have a newly developed NCVPS Lab Facilitator’s Guide. Please check it out here:
The guide is designed to provide an understanding of the basic processes and procedures that successful online facilitators use to support students. We reached out to North Carolina public schools and our partner schools in the Virtual Schools Leadership Alliance to pull together the most fundamental elements of facilitating online learning.
Please take this guide and adapt it into your district or school’s own version. What works well in one district may not work well in another. What works well in one home may not be suitable in another. So tear this guide apart and put your stamp on it.
We hope this helps all the great lab facilitators in the state who, in turn, help NCVPS students every day!

NewELAsFor New ELCs, ELAs, and Lab Facilitators.

Are you a new district e-learning coordinator, school e-learning advisor, or lab facilitator?  If so, welcome to your new role!

We would like to help each of you. Please complete the short survey at this link, and we will reach out to you with some valuable resources.

ELCs, please forward this survey to your new school contacts.

Thank you!

PLShatteringProfessional Learning with NCVPS


The NCVPS professional learning team is pleased to offer its next round of the “Shattering the Myths of the Online and Blended Learning” course. This course will explore the history, the trends, and the benefits of online and blended teaching while shattering the long established yet incorrect myths that seem to orbit online and blended learning.

The next class starts on September 14. Please check out this link for details.


Visit our new LEAD ED page for details on our professional learning program.

NCAAThe NCAA Eligibility Center

A number recent high graduates who had taken courses with NCVPS have contact us about their NCAA eligibility. Their colleges are requesting more information about their online courses. When colleges need more information for the NCAA to clear a student, it usually indicates that the NCVPS course was not recorded correctly onto the student’s transcript.


A transcript should indicate NCVPS courses like this:


Math I – NCVPS

Math I CR – NCVPS (for the credit recovery classes)


Versions of this are incorrect:





Transcripts may also reflect the course title like this:


algebraIsec04spr11 – NCVPS


This is how the NCAA needs to see NCVPS courses on student transcripts. This will allow the student to clear the NCAA Eligibility Center.

healthpeHealth & PE Course Updates

We are offering three versions of our health and/or physical education courses. These are the course titles that you will find in the registration system:

Health Education: .5 credit
Fitness-Physical Education: .5 credit
HPE – Health and Physical Education: 1 creditWe are piloting the Fitness-Physical Education and HPE – Health and Physical Education courses this fall. They will be available for open registration in the Spring 2016 semester.
If you are interested in piloting the courses this fall, please email Karen Creech at

GradeReportingGrade Reporting

What’s on the Schedule?

Progress reports will be posted each week during the summer session in the NCVPS registration system. The only weighted grade report will be the final grade report posted on August 13.


Grade Reports

Our grade reports are weighted grades similar to school report cards.


Follow this link to see the details on the latest grade report.


Progress Reports

See how your students are progressing! We post progress reports every two weeks in the registration system.


Follow this link to see the details on this progress report.


Student Status (No-Show) Reports

NCVPS posts student status reports after the third and seventh days of class. These reports indicate if students have logged in or not to their NCVPS courses. These reports are early warning indicators for schools.


Follow this link to see the details on student status (no-show) reports.


Additional Resources

Follow this link to see how to run a grade report.


Follow this link to see our Quick Reference Guide on Grades.

Course Catalogues
NCVPS Courses
NCVPS offers over 150 different courses, including advanced placement, electives, traditional, honors, core, STEM, occupational course of study, and credit recovery courses.

Check out our 150+ list of courses here.

VendorApprovedUpdatesVendor Approved Courses

In addition to NCVPS courses, North Carolina public schools also have a list of approved third-party vendor courses that they may choose from for virtual classes. Please follow this link to see the list of approved vendor courses. More on the vendor approval process can be found here.

Here are the newest approved vendor courses: (Course Title – Vendor)

Courses – Vendor

  • AP Biology – Edmentum
  • AP Calculus AB – Edmentum
  • AP Chemistry – Apex Learning
  • AP Chemistry – Edmentum
  • AP French – Edmentum
  • AP US History – Edmentum
  • ChemistryApex – Learning
  • Spanish 2 – Florida Virtual
  • Spanish 3 Honors – Florida Virtual

Tech Updates
JavaUpdateJAVA and Flash Updates
Please update your Java to Version Java 8, Update 51. Go to the link below and follow the instructions there. go to the following link to update Adobe Flash Player to the latest Version

Opening a Ticket


When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:

  • Students first & last name
  • ID number (This will help ensure we have the correct student)
  • Course name – including specific section ex: CourseSec01Spring15.
Replying to a Support Center Ticket

Reply back to a ticket by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of a help reply email will keep all students information secure and will attach your information directly to the ticket.
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Blackboard Instant Messaging (BBIM)

Students will need to click on the BBIM link in their class and create an ID and password that they will remember. NCVPS does not issue BBIM logins nor do we store this information.


Student Email Confirmations in Moodle and Blackboard

If a student’s e-mail is missing or shows pleaseadd@ncvps – the student will not receive important e-mails from their teachers.
Please have students confirm/update their email information by following these steps:
In Moodle:

  • Navigate to Administration
  • My Profile settings
  • Edit Profile
  • Verify or update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and “Update Profile”

In Blackboard:

  • Click on students name in the upper right side of your BB course
  • Click on setting
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Click on Edit Personal Information to update e-mail
  • Scroll to bottom and Submit 

Bookmark NCVPS Login Pages


Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for both Moodle and Blackboard. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following pages:






In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:


Registration System:


Virtual Support Center:


Password Reset


If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket in your email account to access the new password or click “Forgot Password” on the Moodle or Blackboard login pages.
Tech Requirements

For additional information, please see our Tech Requirements:

Middle School Creative Writing

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creativewritingNCVPS is looking for middle school writers!


Our Middle School Creative Writing course introduces students to short and long fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction. While emphasis is on production, students will also read samples of great writing as they learn the tools that creative writers use.


Students will create a writing portfolio that showcases their work.


This is a great opportunity for young writers! Enrollment is now open.

Sharepoint Added to Catalogue

NCVPS is please to offer SharePoint next year! Check out our catalogue for details!


View our full course catalog here.

NCVPS Middle School Courses

The NCVPS catalog is growing. We will offer four middle school courses next year. Check out our catalog for details.


View our full course catalog here.

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