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Techology Counts 2012
As e-learning moves further into the K-12 mainstream, it is attracting greater scrutiny from educators, policymakers, researchers, and the news media. Technology Counts 2012 tackles this shift in the virtual education landscape, examining the growth of district-based programs, state legislative efforts to expand online education, and critical accountability questions facing virtual education providers, particularly for-profit companies. (Education Week)

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The devil is in the details when evaluating the educational effectiveness of virtual education. (Education Week)

As online learning expands to more schools, educators and policymakers are emphasizing the importance of holding those companies accountable. (Education Week)

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YouTube has launched an online channel specifically designed for teachers where users can upload, watch, and share videos for free. (Digital Education Blog)

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