Saturday, July 17, 2010

Secondary schools students want more online learning

Despite a growing interest in online learning among students, the availability of online classes in K-12 schools and districts hasn’t kept pace with the demand, according to a new report from Project Tomorrow and Blackboard Inc. The key barriers to offering expanded access to online courses include: online learning was not a funding priority (22%); teachers are not comfortable using the tools (18 percent) or teaching online (17 percent), or are reluctant to try (14 percent); schools do not have the expertise to create online courses (14 percent). Read the article

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