Online Learning Update

August 30, 2016

E-Learning: An Essential Tool For Improving The Public Teacher Corps

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

by Hui-Yin Hsu, Forbes

As classes start, public school systems across the country are staring down crisis-level teacher shortages. Rapid City, South Dakota schools have 50 unfilled teaching positions. Georgia’s Houston County has 90. San Francisco has more than a 100. Florida’s Orange County: a whopping 300. There is a silver-bullet solution to all these challenges: online teacher certification. E-learning portals empower people from less traditional career tracks to join the teaching profession, bringing their unique perspective, skills and backgrounds into the classroom. More universities should offer online teacher training. And public school systems should value these degrees and recruit heavily from these new pools.

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