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Feature: Right On Course

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Lane County, Oregon, has 16 school districts, and up until last year, every one of them had its own online learning program. Some were more like correspondence courses, while others were closer to online curriculum delivery. No one had ever explored the options available, the cost savings…

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An Exploratory Study Comparing Two Modes of Preparation for Online Teaching

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Few online high schools report requiring online education for their teachers, and few programs exist to prepare teachers to teach online (Smith, Clark, & Blomeyer, 2005). Professional development for online teachers continues to be a concern, and evaluative research that examines the…

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Point/Counterpoint: Are Computer Labs Obsolete?

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Traditional computer labs are obsolete in terms of digital age teaching and learning as well as notions of good design. Labs are relics of a 20th century method for skill-based learning that views the student as an isolated individual…

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Rural Districts Bolster Choices with Online Learning

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Find out how four small rural school districts use online learning to offer enrichment courses to advanced students and give struggling students a way to retake courses to graduate.

All schools can benefit from giving students the option of online learning, but for many rural…

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e-Learning Programs Come in All Shapes and Sizes

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From Alaska to Arkansas, Districts Are Experimenting with Online Learning to Solve Access Problems

Here's a sample of online learning programs serving very different populations: a small district spread over a vast area, a large inner-city school district, and a statewide program…

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