INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE ON ONLINE LEARNING IN K–12 SCHOOLS AND TEACHER EDUCATION

Anthony G. Picciano

Abstract


In 2006–2007, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded a grant to the Sloan Consortium and Hunter College to conduct a survey of online learning in K–12 schools. For more than a decade, the Foundation had been most generous in awarding grants for online learning that focused on higher education, however, this was the first award directed specifically to the K–12 environments. The timing of this grant coincided with the growing perception of the importance and use of online learning in K–12 schools. During the past several years, the editors of JALN also noticed an increase in article submissions related to teacher education. As a result, a decision was made to publish a special edition of JALN focusing on online learning in K–12 schools and teacher education.


Keywords


Online Learning,K-12 Schools,Teacher Education

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v11i3.1717



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