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Working collaboratively with experts in the field, we publish reports and related resources on key topics and tough issues that equip and empower educators and leaders to catalyze and scale personalized, next-generation learning models.
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Examining Communication and Interaction in Online Teaching

September 2009

Allison Powell, Amy Scheick, Cathy Cavanaugh, Daryl Diamond, Donna Scribner, Julia Van der Molen, Michael K. Barbour, Raymond M. Rose, Regina Brown, Susan Lowes

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning

Report

A Summary of Research on the Effectiveness of K-12 Online Learning

August 2009

Susan Patrick, Allison Powell

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Issue Brief

What Can Congress and the Federal Government Do to Promote Quality Online Learning Opportunity for All Students?

August 2009

iNACOL

Issue(s): Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity

Report

Promising Practices in Online Learning: Funding and Policy Frameworks for Online Learning

July 2009

Butch Gemin, John Watson

Issue(s): State Policy, Fund Innovation

Report

Promising Practices in Online Learning: Management and Operations of Online Programs

April 2009

Butch Gemin, John Watson

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

Issue Brief

Sorting Through Online Learning Options: A Guide for Parents

January 2009

iNACOL

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Engage Community

Report

State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada (2008)

October 2008

Michael K. Barbour, Robin Stewart

Issue(s): State Policy, Issues in Practice

Report

Going Virtual! Unique Needs and Challenges of K-12 Online Teachers

October 2008

Chris Florez, Crystal Gasell, Kerry Rice, Lisa Dawley

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Learn Lessons from the Field

Report

Online Teacher Support Programs: Mentoring and Coaching Models

October 2008

Cathy Cavanaugh, Karly Wortmann, Kathryn Kennedy, Therese Letourneau, Vicky Zygouris-Coe, Yoany Beldarrain

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Support Professional Learning

Report

Promising Practices in Online Learning: Socialization in Online Programs

September 2008

Butch Gemin, John Watson

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Activate Student Agency

Report

Promising Practices in Online Learning: Using Online Learning for At-Risk Students and Credit Recovery

June 2008

Butch Gemin, John Watson

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Activate Student Agency

Report

Promising Practices in Online Learning: Blended Learning – The Convergence of Online and Face-to-Face Education

January 2008

John Watson

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Report

Access and Equity in Online Classes and Virtual Schools

November 2007

Raymond M. Rose, Robert L. Blomeyer

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity

Report

Professional Development for Virtual Schooling and Online Learning

November 2007

Niki Davis, Raymond M. Rose

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning

Report

Final Report: A Comprehensive Assessment of Florida Virtual School

August 2007

Florida TaxWatch

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Report

A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning (1st Edition)

May 2007

John Watson

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

Report

Top Ten Myths about Virtual Schools

January 2006

iNACOL

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Report

The New Education (R)evolution: Exploring E-Learning Reforms for Michigan

September 2005

Tom Watkins

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

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Over the last two decades, the Aurora Institute has driven the transformation toward student-centered, next-generation learning for K-12 education. During that time, the Aurora Institute published more than 200 reports and webinars in support of these efforts.