ETC Publications

Publication February 201320 pages(13T01)

Trends in State-Run Virtual Schools in the SREB Region

This report describes five trends that have emerged in state-run virtual schools in the SREB region in the past three years. SREB states have been leaders in establishing state-run virtual schools and now are taking the lead in ensuring that all students have access to online learning, that students experience online learning before graduating from high school, that course providers provide quality instruction, and that sufficient and stable funding is available.

Publication 201316 pages(13T02W)

Confessions of the NOTYs: How Technology Helps Teachers Succeed

Winners and finalists of the SREB/iNACOL National Online Teachers of the Year award share ways to integrate technology into the classroom to engage students. Benefits include connecting with each student as an individual; differentiating instruction; and increasing access to courses. The teachers say teacher preparation programs should introduce online strategies and that states need strong accountability measures to ensure high quality courses.

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Publication June 20123 pages

Principles of Good Practice

The Principles of Good Practice were developed to assure students about the quality of courses and programs at SREB’s Electronic Campus (now SARA.) The principles draw upon the work of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and other organizations.

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Publication March 2010 | 10 pages | (10T02)
Cover: An Expectation of Sharing: Guidelines for Effective Policies to Respect, Protect and Increase the Use of Digital Educational Resources. SREB Educational Technology Cooperative, March 2010

An Expectation of Sharing
Guidelines for Effective Policies to Respect, Protect and Increase the Use of Digital Educational Resources

To realize the educational impact from the substantial investments SREB states have made in digital content, SREB recommends that electronic educational resources created with public funding be licensed to provide as high a level of potential for sharing as possible, both within and outside the state. These guidelines can help state-level administrators and policy-makers (as funders of digital educational resource development) establish policies, practices, statutes and regulations that increase sharing and maximize returns on investments in digital education resources.