Online Course Use in Iowa and Wisconsin Public Schools: The Results of Two Statewide Surveys

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This study, undertaken by EDC researchers in collaboration with members of the REL Midwest Virtual Education Research Alliance, looked at how and why public high schools in Iowa and Wisconsin use online learning for their students. Researchers found that the primary uses of online courses by public high schools in these states during the 2012/13 school year were to provide students with opportunities to recover credit for failed courses and to complete core requirements in primary academic subjects.  The report also includes a survey instrument that other states can use to assess use of online learning and identify challenges that may need to be addressed to improve student outcomes.    


Margaret Clements, Erin Stafford, Angela Pazzaglia, and Pamela Jacobs

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57 pp.