Educational Technology

September 29, 2010

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Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:34 am

By CARLO ROTELLA, NY Times

Karen Cator, director of the office of education technology at the U.S. Department of Education, says she thinks of online learning this way: “If students have their own computer, it can travel with them from home to school. There can be software programs that help the student, or there can be an online teacher, but the technology can also augment a teacher in a face-to-face classroom.” According to a study by the Sloan Consortium, at the K-12 level, there were 50,000 students enrolled in wholly or partly online courses in 2000. By 2008, there were more than a million.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19Essays-online-t.html

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