Barbour, M. K. (2012, November). The landscape of K-12 online learning: Examining what is known. A paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology, Louisville, KY.
While the use of online learning at the K-12 level of growing exponentially, the availability of empirical evidence to help guide this growth is severely lacking. The presenter provides an overview of the nature of K-12 online learning today and a critical examination of the literature and – lack of research – supporting its use. The presenter further describes some of the methodological issues surround the limited among of existing research.