12 Must Read Papers of 2012

Learning, Online & Blended

Following are the 12 papers I most frequently cite (or plan to cite over the next few months) including a couple I co-authored.  The cover blended learning, online learning, competency-based learning, and edtech.  They come from our friends at SETDA, iNACOL, Digital Learning Now 

Out of Print: Reimagining the K-12 Textbook in a Digital Age, released by SETDA in September

Broadband Imperative, released by SETDA in May

Classifying Blended Learning, released by Innosight Institute in May

Louisiana’s Digital Future: How Online Learning Can Transform K-12 Education, by Michael Horn, released by Pelican Institute in November

Funding the Shift to Digital Learning: Three Strategies for Funding Sustainable High-Access Environments released by Digital Learning Now in October

Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles  released by Digital Learning Now in November

Getting Ready for Online Assessments, released by Digital Learning Now in December

How Digital Learning Contributes to Deeper Learning, released by Getting Smart in December

Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education released by Nellie Mae Education Foundation in November

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice released by the Evergreen Consulting Group in October 2012

Statement of Principles for Model Legislation in States released by iNACOL in July

Expanding Evidence Approaches for Learning in a Digital World released by the Department of Education in December (watch for a full review on Wednesday)Digital Learning Deeper Learning Infographic

What else belongs on the list?

Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark is founder and CEO of Getting Smart. He is also a partner in Learn Capital and a director of iNACOL, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation, Charter Board Partners, Strive for College, and Bloomboard.

1 Comments

Jay Fogleman /

Hi Tom,

None of these “12 papers I most frequently cite” sound like empirical studies. Could this be an opportunity to step out of an edtech echo chamber?