Educational Technology

June 23, 2014

Report: 83 Percent of High Schools Offer Online Courses

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

By Joshua Bolkan, THEJournal

Only 17 percent of high schools do not currently offer any online classes and more than 40 percent are offering online courses in English language arts, history, math or science, according to the latest report from Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up report. Based on online survey responses from more than 400,000 teachers, administrators, students and community members, the latest report, “The New Digital Learning Playbook: Advancing College and Career Skill Development in K-12 Schools,” examines attitudes about technology’s role in preparing K-12 students for higher education and careers. The reasons principals who participated in the survey cited for offering online classes include offering remediation, at a rate of 66 percent, Keeping students engaged, at 63 percent and to provide credit recovery options, at 61 percent.

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