International Association for K-12 Online Learning

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The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is a non-profit membership association based in the United States (Washington, DC).

iNACOL has over 3,800 members in the United States and worldwide, representing a diverse cross-section of K-12 education from online education providers, education leaders and policy makers, school districts, educators, practitioners, technology experts and researchers.

iNACOLs mission is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success.

iNACOL facilitates collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning. Main activities of iNACOL include

  • Advocacy - Support activities and policies that remove barriers and support effective online education.
  • Research - Facilitate, conduct and disseminate research, identify promising practices, and develop national K-12 online learning quality standards.
  • Networking - Promote the sharing of information, resources and expertise across the larger education reform community to drive future directions in K-12 online education.

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Due to the rapid development in the field of K-12 online learning, the North American Council for Online Learning was launched as a formal corporate entity, in September 2003, as an international K-12 non-profit organization representing the interests of administrators, practitioners, and students involved in online learning in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In October 2008, NACOL expanded its reach globally and became the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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