Online Learning Update

May 25, 2011

How To Build an Online High-Stakes Learning Assessment System

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

by Dian Schaffhauser, THE Journal

At first glance it appears the state of Delaware has pushed through online testing in all of its public schools–a feat in and of itself–in less than a year. But according to Wayne Hartschuh, the seeds for its success were actually planted 15 years ago, when the state began planning for a centralized networking infrastructure that would not only power the state government but also all 19 school districts. The Delaware Center of Educational Technology, where Hartschuh is executive director, was formed specifically with a goal of wiring every classroom. The Center swept through the state, retrofitting buildings to deliver Internet access to every classroom and provide professional development to teachers, librarians, and administrators to help them understand what going online meant.

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