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Clark Consulting


Meeting today's goals and envisioning a new tomorrow

Publications by Tom Clark of Clark Consulting include the first American graduate textbook on distance education (1991), a seminal monograph on K-12 online learning (2001), three professional books, fifteen scholarly monographs and chapters, several refereed articles, program evaluation reports, and confidential studies for clients.  

  • Online, Blended and Distance Education in Schools (Stylus, 2015), co-edited with Michael K. Barbour,  Cites  8 key trends and provides examples of successful programs around the world. 

  • White papers, case studies and policy briefs/reports authored or co-authored  for clients, such as MVLRI /Michigan Virtual University (2014, 2016), Microsoft in Education (2014), EvalSolutions and Illinois State Board of Education (2012, 2014), NCREL (2005), and WestEd.
  • Virtual Schools (Teachers College Press, 2005), co-edited with Zane L. Berge, 
  • Virtual Schools: Trends and Issues(WestEd, 2001). 
  • Distance Education (Jossey-Bass, 1991), co-authored with John R. Verduin
  • Special studies and confidential consultation reports for clients. 

We have organized or co-developed pre-conferences, panels and sessions at a number of major conferences, as well as online workshops and webinars. Examples include:

  • Clark, T. Data analytics in a virtual school: Then and now. Paper presented at OLC Accelerate,  the 22nd annual meeting of the Online Learning Consortium (Orlando, November 2016).
  • Evaluation’s role in advancing educational transformation in a global society. Think Tank organizer and moderator.  (Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Oct. 2014)
  • Global trends in K-12 online and blended learning: Implications for American education. Panel organizer and moderator (iNACOL Symposium, Nov. 2014)
  • Jarosewich, J., Clark, T. A., Oyer, E. J., Cullen, M., & Barnhart, K. Case study analysis in an EETT (Enhancing Education Through Technology) program evaluation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Vancouver, April 2012).


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