EDC and AIR Researchers Co-Author New Report on Online Course Use

Despite the rapid increase in the use of online courses, few states or districts collect data that can tell us about the myriad of ways in which schools are using online learning for their students, including what kinds of courses students are taking online, why they are turning to these kinds of courses, and how students are performing in these courses. Based on collaborative research with the REL Midwest's Virtual Education Research Alliance, three EDC researchers—Peggy Clements (at left), Erin Stafford, and Angela M. Pazzaglia—and Pamela Jacobs of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) have written a new report that advances the field's knowledge about how schools are using online courses for their students, as well as how they are supporting and monitoring these students. Online Course Use in Iowa and Wisconsin Public High Schools: The Results of Two Statewide Surveys includes a survey instrument that other states can use to assess their use of online learning and identify challenges they may need to address to improve student outcomes.

Last Updated: January 2015