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Online Learning in Illinois High Schools: The Voices of Principals!

Online Learning in Illinois High Schools: The Voices of Principals!
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Author(s): Anthony G. Picciano (City University of New York (CUNY), USA), Jeff Seaman (Babson College, USA) and Scott L. Day (University of Illinois – Springfield, USA)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 17
Source title: Curriculum Design and Classroom Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8246-7.ch009

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to examine the role that online learning plays in addressing the thoughts, concerns, and issues facing Illinois high school principals. Data were collected from a sample of high school principals who were members of the Illinois Principals Association with respect to the extent, nature, and reasons for participating in online learning programs. An important aspect of this study was to compare the findings in Illinois to those collected from a national sample of high school principals. It concludes that online learning and blended learning are making inroads into the high schools in Illinois comparably to those in other parts of the country. The results of this study indicate that online and blended learning are becoming integral to a number of high school reform efforts, especially with regard to improving graduation rates, credit recovery, building connections for students to their future college careers, and differentiating instruction.

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