K-12 online learning is often used as an umbrella term to describe all instances of kindergarten through 12th grade students' learning by using the Internet. This chapter will explore the state of K-12 online learning in North America and around the world. From correspondence education to complete online schools that are found in some school districts today, K-12 online learning is continuing to grow at seemingly exponential rates. Policies in various districts and countries, along with the individual needs of students and goals for the education system, have often dictated--or at least influenced--this development. In this chapter, we explore these developments in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and Turkey.
Barbour, Michael K. and Kennedy, Kathryn, "K-12 Online Learning: A Worldwide Perspective" (2014). Education Faculty Publications. Paper 188.