Online Learning Update

November 21, 2013

More Florida Schools Using Online Classes

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


Last week, Florida lawmakers got schooled on massive open online courses, or MOOCs. The concept is being tested in Pinellas, Miami-Dade and Broward counties and likely will be expanding across the state. MOOCs are virtual classes that allow unlimited enrollĀ­ment. Students watch recorded lectures and move through the material at their own pace. “It’s about open-source learning and innovative techniques,” said state Rep. Manny Diaz, a Hialeah Republican, noting that MOOCs are best suited for independent and motivated students. Earlier this year, Gov. Rick Scott signed a law allowing MOOCs in subject areas with end-of-course exams.

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