Online Learning Update

April 26, 2011

Can an iPad or Some Other Form of Technology Transform Education for Our Kids and Their Failing Schools?

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

By Lindsey M. Burke, Fox News

Across the United States, more than 1.5 million K-12 students are taking at least one course online. Many families are seeking online learning options because they democratize access to a quality teacher. Education researchers have found that access to a quality teacher at the top of his or her game can equate to an entire year of additional learning for a student. Being subjected to an ineffective teacher, by contrast, can spell disaster for the learning trajectory of a child. Moreover, online learning can ensure that a child living in a rural area, for example, has access to a great physics teacher or even a native French teacher. It can also meet a wide range of student learning needs, from a child who needs remedial education to the child who wants access to Advanced Placement courses.

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