Monday, October 26, 2009

“Webinar” Tomorrow on K-12 Virtual Learning Environments

Educators, parents and others looking for evidence of the positive effects from online and blended learning might tune into a “Webinar” tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on “Supporting School’s Success with Virtual Learning Environments.”

The Webinar will be conducted by Robert Blomeyer, business manager and chief technology officer of Online Teaching Associates, and Catherine Cavanaugh, associate professor in educational technology, University of Florida, Gainesville. They are co-editors of “What Works In K-12 Online Learning” published by the International Society for Technology in Education in 2007.

The Webinar promises to “offer practical recommendations about using virtual learning environments (VLE’s) to support quality, efficiency, equity and choice in America’s K-12 public, charter and private schools.”

The Webinar will include “a summary of recently published educational research” including new developments in research about online learning policy and practice, federal support for using virtual learning environments to improve instructional delivery and the accountability in America’s public and private educational programs, according to the sponsors.

Space is limited, but as of today the sponsors were still promoting the event. OTA uses what’s called a “Wimba Classroom” and its online courses including Online Teaching Course for effective 21st Century teachers, and Management of Online Instruction for preparing visionary managers and leaders for 21st Century online education programs.

For more info see and to register see…ng-environments .