Share Paper: Tracing International Differences in Online Learning Development: An Examination of Government Policies in New Zealand

  1. Allison Powell, International Association for K-12 Online Learning, United States
  2. Michael Barbour, Wayne State University, Canada
Monday, March 5 10:15-10:45 AM Capitol F

Abstract: In 2006 the North American Council for Online Learning surveyed the activity and policy relating to primary and secondary e-learning, which they defined as online learning, in a selection of countries. They found most were embracing e-learning delivery of education as a central strategy for enabling reform, modernising schools, and increasing access to high-quality education. While North American countries appeared to be using the internet as a medium to provide distance education at the secondary level longer than most countries, the lack of a guiding vision has created uneven opportunities for students depending on which state or province they live ...