Online Learning Update

March 20, 2011

Online learning extends classroom

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

By James D. Wolf Jr., Post-Tribune

The Porter Township School Corp. is among the first to explore a new form of public “home schooling.” On a recent day, most of the students in the district weren’t in their classrooms. They were in their bedrooms and living rooms doing their classwork. Yet they’ll get credit for attending school via the Internet, a method of learning school officials say will prepare them well for college. The district, south of Valparaiso, is in the final stages of an online classes experiment begun last year at Boone Grove High School. “It’s the closest thing to college, besides college itself,” Boone Grove High School senior Ian Ansburg said.

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