What’s the skinny on online education?

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Sep 30, 2008

On Friday, September 26, 2008, EdWeek hosted a really interesting online chat with Susan Patrick, president and CEO of the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL), Cheryl Vedoe, president and CEO of Apex Learning, and Julie Young, president and CEO of Florida Virtual School. You can read the transcript of the chat here.

If you have questions about what does an online course look or feel like, what requirements do you need to offer or teach in one, or what happens if the technology goes down, this is a chat you really ought to read. It’s comprehensive and informative. These three individuals are among the leaders in this field; by reading this, you’re getting the best information out there straight from the source.

In the chat, they also point to some other resources for more information, including guides on NACOL’s Web site, and some good articles and an explanatory graphic in the latest Threshold magazine.

Would be great to know people’s reactions to this chat as well as any other questions you may have that stem from it.

– Michael B. Horn

Michael is a co-founder and distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute. He currently works as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions.