About the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning

Through scholarships, grants, original research, and strategic partnerships with a diverse cross-section of leaders, the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning is working to close the gap between the pace of technology in daily life and the pace of change in education. By documenting and sharing their stories, our efforts to keep the student, parent, and educator experience central to the conversations about the future of education help ensure that “school” effectively serves all learners and students can achieve their unique and unbounded potential.

Since its inception in January 2016, FBOL has awarded 61 students scholarships to extend their digital learning experiences in their post-secondary academic pursuits and 14 grants to innovative educators across 37 states.  To date, FBOL has also released three research papers:  Why Students Choose, Teaching with Technology and Digital Learning Strategies for Rural America.

Mission

FBOL seeks to expand access to personalized learning models for students so they have an opportunity to achieve their unique potential; support educator-designed innovation at the classroom-, school-, and district-level; and influence transformative education policy and practice through real-world student and educator data.

Goals

  • Invest in students and teachers who are learning and working in the online setting.
  • Bridge the online and face-to- face learning environments via sharing blended learning strategy best practices.
  • Advance the field of digital learning by providing an unbiased view of the benefits of personalized learning for students enrolled in blended and online programs.
  • With a focus on students being first priority, improve the infusion of technology in classrooms nationwide by bringing together constituents and allies of school turnaround.
  • Provide a forum for educational advocates to break the paradigm of traditional educational models by creating an alliance of individuals and organizations committed to supporting systems that reflect the changing nature of teaching and learning in the 21st century.

Memberships and Affiliations