Kathryn Kennedy (Ph.D., 2010) was recently hired as the Knowledge Manager/Researcher for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL – inacol.org). In this position, she serves the membership of iNACOL and the field of K-12 online and blended learning by keeping a pulse on research needs of the field and collecting and synthesizing data on policy, practice, and trends. She is also responsible for identifying information that needs to be gathered, developing a plan for researching the information, designing survey questions, conducting analysis on responses and putting in place the necessary infrastructure to maintain and disseminate this information. She is managing iNACOL’s K-12 Online and Blended Learning Research Database, where iNACOL will house links to K-12 online research. She will be supporting the Center for Online Learning and Students with Disabilities and reaching out to iNACOL membership and beyond to arrive at a current research agenda for the field. She will be disseminating current research to the field in research-to-practice-focused venues, such as webinars, blogs, tweetchats, and more.
Congratulations to Dr. Kennedy!