John Adsit

John AdsitEducational Consultant

After a lifetime in education, John Adsit semi-retired to a role as an independent educational consultant specializing in online education. He was most recently theexecutive manager of curriculum at KC Distance Learning, where he worked to ensure that the curriculum design used in KCDL’s three divisions—Aventa Learning, iQ Academies, and Keystone National High School—adheres to the best practices for student success.

Adsit spent many years as a high school English teacher before working in the central administration of Jefferson County schools in Colorado. Working in curriculum and instruction, Adsit performed a variety of functions for Jefferson County schools, with the consistent theme of bringing the latest thinking in educational theory to the district’s classrooms. That role led him to begin working with online education in 1995, and within a few years he had founded and administered JeffcoNet Academy, one of the state’s first public online schools.

Adsit helped oversee the creation of state content standards and other reforms as a member of the Colorado Education Goals Task Force. He served on several statewide task forces related to the development of online education, and he cofounded Colorado Online Learning, the state’s official online course provider.

After his retirement from public education, Adsit joined Aventa Learning, then a start-up online education provider. He served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction as the company grew, and when Aventa Learning joined the KC Distance Learning family, he moved to the parent company to oversee curriculum design. He is also active in the North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL), and in that role he co-authored the NACOL white paper “Goals, Guidelines, and Standards for Student Scientific Investigations.” He is a frequent presenter at national conferences for online education.

ETC Publications

Warning Signs at Tham Luang and Similar Caves: A Complex Issue
Thai Cave Rescue Media Coverage: Notable for the Most Part
Thailand Cave Rescue via Diving Is a Daunting Challenge
An Online Physical Education Class
Failed Expectations: The Problem of P-12 Online Programs
The Real Issue in Ed Tech May Be Maintenance
No Satisfaction in Finding on Online vs. Traditional Science Classes
What Will Drive the Future of Educational Technology?
Remote Proctoring Services May Not Be Necessary
‘Asians in the Library’: The Value of Social Networking
We Can’t Teach ‘Critical Thinking’ Until We Learn How to Assess It
Meeting the Needs: Academically Adrift’: Helping College Students Learn
Meeting the Needs: Quality Online Discussion Needs a Quality Assessment System
Meeting the Needs: Praise of Folly: STEM Faces Stiff Opposition in American Culture
Online Marine Science Program Hooks Students Through Diving
Meeting the Needs: Internet Information Access Transforms Instruction
Brockton Success a Collaborative Walk Down a Proven Path
The Euphonium Conundrum and the Online Option
Administrators Don’t Have Time to Keep Up with Ed Tech
Innovation Requires Subject Area Expertise
Meeting the Needs: An Educational Reform Story: The Power of Expectations
Education Reform – Fighting the Conspiracy for Mediocrity
What Is Needed for Educational Change
Faculty and Students Need Training to Succeed in Online Classes
Flight of the ‘Solar Impulse’ – Educationally Relevant?
Meeting the Needs: A Prayer for Jennifer
Meeting the Needs: Hybrid Learning Faces Unthinking Opposition
Meeting the Needs: Social Networking and the Secondary Student
Meeting the Needs: Threat of Lawsuits on Social Networking Sites
Meeting the Needs: Tech Support – Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter
The Great Technology Controversy Follows Me into the Caves
Meeting the Needs: Successful Learning: A Matter of Both ‘What’ and ‘When’
A Technological Solution to Prerequisite Skills
Meeting the Needs: Solving the Problem of Learning Styles
Meeting the Needs: If Education Is to Succeed
Job Security Is a Powerful Argument Against Change
Collaborative Leadership Is Essential for Change
Teacher Skills Critical for Success in Online Classes
‘College for $99 a Month’ – A Step in the Right Direction
Why Is Transformational Leadership So Elusive?
Poetic Faith—the Magic of Belief
Needed – A Professional Approach to Teaching
Old School Thinking Blocks Quality Online Science Classes
Technology Must Be Based on Quality Instructional Practice

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