Online Learning Update

January 27, 2012

Board wants online learning classes for students

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by Jon Gillooly, Marietta Daily Journal

The Marietta school board intends to require all students who enter high school as freshmen next year to have completed at least one online class by the time they graduate. “In general, technology continues to evolve, and we just have to be willing to evolve with it,” school board Chairwoman Jill Mutimer said. The board took the first step in revising its graduation policy to reflect the new requirement in a unanimous vote during its meeting on Tuesday. The policy will “lay on the table” for public input for the next month before the board votes to approve or reject it. Superintendent Dr. Emily Lembeck said she’s been considering the idea for several years now. “I felt that at this point in time since we just enabled Marietta High School for wireless capacity, and students will soon be bringing their own technology to school that it was really an appropriate time for our students to have the kind of experience in learning that they were going to have when they went to college or the military or to work,” Lembeck said. “Learning and working on an online platform is something that all of our students should feel comfortable doing.”

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