Research

To build a better education experience, we continuously keep a pulse on the state of education. We do it through research with our clients, Blackboard Institute, and partnerships with subject matter experts, research institutions, and other third party organizations. That collaboration helps us provide best practices, guidance, and insight into how educators can create more effective environments—where learners thrive.

K-12 Research

A Snapshot of Effective Practices at Virtual High Schools

Our series on fully online programs continues with an examination of effective practices in K-12, many of which directly correspond with similar efforts at higher education institutions.

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Managed Hosting: Partnering and Best Practices to Support Education Strategy

This in-depth research paper discusses the benefits and costs of managed hosting. You’ll learn how successful third-party relationships are defined by high-quality relationship management and an open information exchange.

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Virtual Education. Established Momentum.

This eduviews report looks at successful models of 100 percent online or virtual educational programs. It provides new insights into successful models in virtual education and offers encouragement to educators who see the potential to evolve their virtual education programs, as well as those in the initial planning or early development stages for virtual education initiatives.

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Blended Learning: Where Online and Face-to-Face Instruction Intersect for 21st Century Teaching & Learning

Blended learning, the teaching practice that combines teaching methods from both face-to-face and online learning, is an established, rapidly growing model of instruction. It has proven highly effective in helping schools and districts address the challenges of student achievement, limited resources, and the expectations of 21st century learners.

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Credit Recovery: Exploring Answers to a National Priority

With high school dropout rates on the rise, districts are looking for ways to raise their graduation rates without dramatic budget implications or staffing increases. New credit recovery models, including online credit recovery, are helping districts to expand and optimize instructional capacity, leverage available resources, and provide significant opportunities for students who may be at risk for failing specific courses or dropping out of school.

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Expanding Learning Opportunities

Meeting the diverse needs of students: In school districts of all sizes and metro status, one fact is increasingly clear—a “one size fits all” model for K-12 education simply doesn‘t fit 21st century demands or dreams. In order to meet highly diverse student needs, providing a connected and personalized learning environment is rapidly becoming mission critical in classrooms across America.

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Leadership in the 21st Century: The New Visionary Administrator

This report highlights how a group of visionary administrators are creating 21st century K-12 schools. Surprisingly, these visionary administrators have more in common with students than with fellow administrators in terms of technology use and priorities for technology in instruction.

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Learning in the 21st Century: A Trends Update

This report examines student, teacher and parent attitudes and aspirations for online learning. You’ll find valuable information from K-12 administrators and teachers on how to ensure that every student has access to a 21st century education.

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K-20 Research

Effective Practices in Online Dual Enrollment: Spotlight North Carolina

Learn how North Carolina developed a cutting-edge online dual enrollment program by moving beyond strictly gifted and talented students to include the greater risk students who are critical to increasing overall graduation rates.

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Dual Enrollment: A Strategy for Educational Advancement of All Students

Explore this compendium of research that examines how dual enrollment programs can be highly effective in helping all students—not just high achievers—succeed in post-secondary education.

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Closing the Gap between High School and College

Download this new report that identifies the disparity between high school exit requirements and college entry expectations and learn how to close this gap with effective practices for improving student progression.

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Higher Ed Research

Effective Practices in Fully Online Higher Education Programs

As part of our multi-phase study of effective practices in fully online programs, we identify nine areas of common focus among high-performing institutions as they built their online programs.

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Managed Hosting: Partnering and Best Practices to Support Education Strategy

This in-depth research paper discusses the benefits and costs of managed hosting. You’ll learn how just successful third-party relationships are defined by high-quality relationship management and an open information exchange.

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Challenges and Opportunities in Postsecondary Outcomes Assessment

Provides insight and benchmarks on academic outcomes assessment derived from Eduventures’ ongoing research, interviews, and Web survey results.

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Unlocking the Global Education Imperative: Core Challenges and Critical Responses

The latest Blackboard research results from a year-long interview process with educational leaders from around the world. It identifies global education trends and provides guidance on how institutions should address them in a changing world.

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The Higher Education Executive Issues Study

This report provides the summary findings from an extensive quantitative study conducted by independent researchers to identify and understand the key issues on which higher education leaders are most focused. Its findings are based on in-depth answers from a wide cross-section of more than 500 higher education institutions.

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