Online Learning Update

November 28, 2010

Online Learning: An Opportunity to Transform Public Education in Georgia

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

by Michael Horn, Gwinnet Gazette

Nationwide, online learning is booming. A decade ago, fewer than 50,000 K-12 students took an online course; today more than 3 million students do, and the growth of online learning is accelerating. Twenty-seven percent of high school students report taking at least one online course in 2009. The state of Georgia is no stranger to online learning. According to the Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning report, 13,000-15,000 Georgia students took online courses in 2008-09. The Georgia Virtual School, a state-run entity under the auspices of the state Department of Education, boasted 9,793 enrollments[2] in the 2008-09 school year. Georgia has full-time online charter schools as well, including the Georgia Virtual Academy, a K-8 school operated by the online learning company K12 Inc. that served 4,400 full-time students in 2008-09.

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