Online Learning Update

August 25, 2012

Education’s next wave: ‘Deeper’ learning, online grading, (eventual) end of FCAT

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am


All Florida students can now take some, or all, of their classes online. This year’s sophomores, and younger students, are even required to do so. Many homeschooling families are also turning to virtual classes. About 200 Florida children skipped the traditional first-day-of-school fanfare by completing their first year of school through online courses. Kindergarten students were able to enroll in full-time virtual kindergarten classes for the first time, with a parent or another adult replacing a classroom teacher as a “learning coach.” Oliva foresees that some schools and students may choose a “blended” model where students split their time between a brick-and-mortar building and their online courses. Whether people are purchasing a car or a hamburger, they expect to customize the final product. It seems education may soon be the same way.

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