Online Learning Update

August 19, 2010

Why online learning might be a better option for your student

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

By Creston News ARA

Today’s middle and high school students, who have been called the “iGeneration,” are the first to crave and benefit from on-demand education – or, in other words, the option to choose where, when and how they want to learn. To put it in context, the iGeneration (where the “i” stands for “information”) has never known life without the Internet, being mobile, using avatars, instant messaging or choosing and watching content whether they are at home, in the car, at a football game or shopping at the mall. To reach them in their high-tech, high-touch world, many parents and educators are looking at how to rewire schools to match how the iGeneration learns. Taking classes online is one way to give middle and high school students (and their school districts) new options to learn using preferred tools in a familiar environment.

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