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ALCA's Arch Platform provides research-driven features and services supporting robust online and bended instruction, curriculum development and delivery, and 21st Century oriented engagement for students and educators.

These resources support the development and delivery of online and blended instruction and learning.

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    1 Resources - Online and Blended Instruction Basics

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    Basics - Online and Blended Instruction

    Strategies L1.png Learn the Basics addressing common vocabulary and concept knowledge relaated to educational Strategies.

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    Best Practices in Designing Online Courses

    This bookmark resource describes best practices for designing online courses geared for Higher Education. However, the recommendations are quite applicable to K-12 and other settings.
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    Blended Teaching Pedagogy and Personalizing Learning

    The instructional practice of a teacher changes as one becomes more knowledgeable about blended learning tools and strategies. Ultimately, when blended learning becomes integrated into the ongoing culture of a classroom and school in an effective and quality way, then student achievement improves. This webinar focused on the pedagogical changes and ongoing practices of blended learning teachers that facilitate the personalization of student learning.
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    eSN Special Report: Blended learning on the rise

    Combining the best elements of face-to-face and online instruction, these six schools have adopted various blended learning models successfully. Here’s how

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    How to Start an Online Program: A Practical Guide to Key Issues and Policies

    The majority of content on this site is intended for program administrators — the people that are either investigating the possibility of creating an online program or have already been assigned this task. The site also contains useful information for policy makers — state legislators, staff members at the state department of education, and district administrators who wish to establish a positive policy environment for online learning.

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    iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online

    This bookmark resource links to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) resources for national standards on online courses, teaching, and programs.

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    iNACOL Programs and Services

    This resource provides an overview of the programs and services provided by iNACOL. Through a variety of service offerings and other activities, iNACOL continues to make strides in supporting and advocating for our members as the leading organization for K-12 online learning.

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    Instructional Strategies for Online Courses

    Effective online instruction depends on learning experiences appropriately designed and facilitated by knowledgeable educators. Because learners have different learning styles or a combination of styles, online educators should design activities that address their modes of learning in order to provide significant experiences for each class participant. In designing online courses, this can best be accomplished by utilizing multiple instructional strategies. Teaching models exist which apply to traditional higher education learning environments, and when designing courses for the online environment, these strategies should be adapted to the new environment.

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    Online Christian Education Association

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    Quality Matters Program

    Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. QM subscribers include community and technical colleges, colleges and universities, K-12 schools and systems, and other academic institutions.

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    Quality Matters Rubric Standards 2008-2010 edition with Assigned Point Values

    Quality Matters created a set of forty specific elements, distributed across eight broad standards, by which to evaluate the design of online and hybrid courses. The web-based, fully interactive rubric is complete with annotations that explain the application of the standards and relationship between them.

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    SREB: Standards for Quality Online Courses

    The standards for quality online courses in this report were developed by knowledgeable, experienced resource persons from K-12 and postsecondary education, drawn from national and regional organizations, SREB state departments of education, and colleges and universities. Through extensive collaboration and sharing with SREB staff over many months, their work culminated in specific standards that SREB states can use to define and implement quality online courses.

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    Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education

    Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.


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