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Designing Effective Distance and Blended Learning Environments in K-12

Designing Effective Distance and Blended Learning Environments in K-12
Author(s)/Editor(s): Thomas F. Driscoll III (Bristol Warren Regional School District, USA)
Copyright: ©2022
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6829-3
ISBN13: 9781799868293
ISBN10: 179986829X
EISBN13: 9781799868316


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It has quickly become apparent in the past year that online learning is not only an asset, but it is critical to the continued education of youth during times of crisis. However, districts and schools across the nation are in need of guidance and practical, research-backed approaches to distance and hybrid learning. The current COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that effective learning in K-12 is possible, but many districts struggled and continue to struggle in achieving that reality. There is also the growing consensus that even if things “return to normal,” distance and blended learning strategies should continue to be employed in many ways across the K-12 environment.

Designing Effective Distance and Blended Learning Environments in K-12 provides key insights into the ways that school districts and educators from across the world have effectively designed and implemented distance and blended learning approaches to enable and enhance student learning. The diverse collection of authors from various demographics and roles in school systems will benefit readers across a wide spectrum of school community stakeholders. There will also be an emphasis on how research and theory is put into practice, along with an honest discussion of what strategies and actions were successful as well as those that were less so. This book is essential for professionals and researchers working in the field of K-12 education, particularly superintendents, curriculum developers, professional learning designers, school principals, instructional technology specialists, and teachers, as well as administrators, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the effective practices being used in blended learning approaches.

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Author's/Editor's Biography

Thomas Driscoll III (Ed.)
Tom Driscoll is an Educational Consultant at EdTech Teacher, providing schools, districts, and organizations a range of in-depth professional development services. His primary areas of research and training focus on educational technology, personalization, deeper learning, and civic education. He has worked with over 100 school districts, presented at renowned education conferences across the United States, and authored chapters for books from IGI Global and ISTE publishing. Previously, Tom served as Digital Learning Director for the Bristol Warren Regional School District (Rhode Island, USA) and taught high school social studies for two public school districts in Connecticut. Tom has a Master’s Degree in Computing in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in History from Vassar College. You can follow Tom’s research and writing at


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