Educational Technology

September 11, 2017

Online physical education: It’s a real thing in South Carolina and it’s reinventing gym class

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By Paul Bowers, Post and Courier

With more than 2,000 South Carolina students enrolled in the 2015-16 school year, physical education has become one of the most popular courses offered through VirtualSC since the online program began in 2006. Students clamored for the course this summer, and some ended up on a waiting list as the S.C. Department of Education employed two full-time teachers and eight adjuncts to teach the class. Some local school districts, including in Horry and Greenville counties, have begun offering their own online PE courses to meet the growing demand.

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