Online Learning Update

January 28, 2011

Students ‘Can Actually Have Fun’ With Math Online Learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Cristel Mohrman, Buffalo Grove Patch

A Prairie Elementary School student stood in front of a laptop computer and called a friendly greeting to a familiar face on the screen. But the boys had a chance to get reacquainted last month when they saw each other through video conferencing software that let them talk “live” from their respective schools. The brief video meeting followed four weeks of online interaction between fifth-graders who are enrolled in accelerated math programs at the two schools.  For a month, the 20 students — 10 from each school — tackled math problems online, where they blogged their responses and interacted with their classmates on a secure site.

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