Educational Technology

March 27, 2011

Districts searching for a path to online learning

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

BY: Robert Gemin, Keeping Pace with K12

The ongoing discussion of what constitutes online learning at the district level continues as superintendents try to develop a strategy for their districts. Based on statements from a broad range of school district superintendents attending the recent AASA (American Association of School Administrators) conference in Denver, those interviewed noted they were doing ‘quite a bit in online,’ usually in computer-based training or in self-paced study, sometimes with a teacher and sometimes not. The debate over the definition of an online experience still crops up within the virtual school community, and at the district level there is far more confusion and often only a vague understanding of what online courses can and should be.

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