Online Learning Update

August 30, 2011

Idaho panel OKs online learning course grad requirement

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:20 am

By Betsy Z. Russell The Spokesman-Review

Despite overwhelming opposition at seven public hearings around the state, a subcommittee of Idaho’s State Board of Education voted today to require next year’s Idaho high school freshmen to complete two online courses to graduate from high school. One of the two must be “asynchronous” – taught remotely, without a teacher present in the classroom with students, and with students and the teacher participating on their own schedule. The panel did vote unanimously, however, to revise the rule to remove an outright ban on the teacher ever being present in the classroom with the students during course time.

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