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Innovative Public Education or Glorified Homeschooling: Funding Full-Time K-12 Online Learning PROCEEDINGS

, Sacred Heart University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

While there has been some improvement in what is known about supplemental K-12 online learning, there continues to be a lack of evidence to guide the practice of full-time K-12 online learning. This paper examines the literature and research into the funding of full-time K-12 online learning programs. As one of the few areas where a reasonable body of literature exists, and where both progress and neo-liberal groups have reach relative agreement. It concludes that full-time K-12 online learning costs less than traditional brick-and-mortar, and that policymakers should consider the nature of instruction when determining funding for full-time K-12 online learning programs.

Citation

Barbour, M. (2015). Innovative Public Education or Glorified Homeschooling: Funding Full-Time K-12 Online Learning. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1435-1437). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 21, 2018 from .

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