Educational Technology

July 30, 2016

Easy for online students to get off-track without parent supervision

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Maureen Downey, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Online classes in Georgia originally were designed to accommodate ambitious students in rural areas who lacked options for AP or accelerated classes. Now, many struggling students are flocking to virtual schools. Online learning is growing rapidly in Georgia, although it does not work for all students. The state’s largest online high school has a graduation rate of 66 percent, 13 percentage points below the state average. But students in online courses, unless self-directed and independent, will need motivated parents who will ensure they sit down every day at their computers, attend their classes and get their work done. Some parents don’t understand that critical role.

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