Online Learning Update

September 26, 2011

Should High Schools Require Students to Take Online Classes?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Jamie Littlefield, Guide

This month, the Idaho Board of Education voted to require high school students to take two of their credits online in order to qualify for graduation. It is now the fourth state to mandate that high schoolers take at least one class through distance learning (other states requiring online coursework include Alabama, Florida and Michigan). Requiring students to learn online helps improve their technological abilities and prepares them for college (where most will have at least a little online learning) and the workplace (where virtual training is becoming more popular each year). However, it may be a hardship for students in poor or rural areas where computer and internet access is not so readily available.

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