Online Learning Update

August 26, 2012

Broadband: Huge potential, but access barriers to online learning remain

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by Laura Devaney, eSchool News

Broadband internet access is crucial for student learning as online and blended learning expand throughout the country, but obstacles such as digital access and policy roadblocks must be addressed, said panelists during an Internet Innovation webinar on broadband’s potential in education. A broadband backbone is invaluable for expanding learning quality and opportunities for students and teachers when it comes to differentiated instruction, content, communication, and administrative needs, said David Teeter, director of policy for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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