Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Another online alternative . . .

I found this article on Educationnext interesting and another example of the high school learning options that are beginning to emerge. We know that the traditional high school experience does not work for all students and our mental models suggest that this means for the struggling learner. The GWU experience described in this article is not for the struggling learner, it is actually focused more on the gifted and talented learner. Online learning is no longer primarily a vehicle for credit retrieval.

As can also be seen in this edReformer piece, online learning is being touted as a way to save money, something with high appeal in today’s economic conditions. As I have shared in previous posts, these and other options for learning must become part of our comprehensive school delivery system to the varied accommodate needs and wants of students and families.

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