Educational Technology

July 11, 2017

Education experts say school week could be cut, online lessons added

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

by MONIQUE HORE, Herald Sun

The school week could be cut to three days as Victoria’s growing cohort of students are taught in shifts, according to an education expert. The state faces an education boom with an extra 50,000 students predicted to enrol over just eight years. Deakin University associate professor of digital learning Tom Apperley said ballooning numbers might send students online. He said schools could introduce shifts — rotating students through fewer classroom lessons and offering top-up education online. “In 20 or 30 years, school won’t be an everyday affair,” he said. “As state-funded schools continue to grow, they might only offer a student three or fours days a week. Or they might just go to offering half-days and shifts for students.

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