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By Tina L. Heafner

The integration of expertise in study rooms is swiftly rising that allows you to supply extra academic possibilities for college kids. As digital studying environments develop into extra well known, comparing the influence of this know-how on pupil good fortune is vital.

Exploring the Effectiveness of on-line schooling in K-12 Environments combines empirical facts and top practices in present K-12 distance studying and digital faculties. Emphasizing present examine and possibilities, this ebook is an all-inclusive reference resource for directors, academics, researchers, instructor educators, and policymakers attracted to the improvement and implementation of combined and digital studying in fundamental and secondary education.

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However, these concerns are not preventing the expansion of online learning. Unlike higher education which relies largely on in-house development of online and blended courses, high schools in Illinois and nationally use a number of providers rather than develop courses in house. This is especially true for fully online courses. Credit Recovery Leads the Way Credit recovery courses are becoming without a doubt the major type of application for online and blended learning in high schools. In Illinois, the picture supports fully and even shows an acceleration of the use of credit recovery as a means to give students a second chance to complete necessary coursework.

Class Connections: High School Reform and the Role of Online Learning. Retrieved from http://www3. pdf Thomas, W. R. (2008). Making the critical transition to stable funding for state virtual schools. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Education Board. , & Gemin, B. (2008). Promising Practices in Online Learning: Using Online Learning for At-Risk Students and Credit Recovery. North American Council for Online Learning, 1-16. 16 Zehr, M. A. (2010). District embracing online credit recovery options. Education Week.

David Bloomfield, a professor of education leadership at Brooklyn College, likened credit recovery to “giving out credits like candy…The graduation rate 13 Online Learning in Illinois High Schools has increased, but without the subject mastery… It amounts to social promotion” (Edelman, 2011). A local newspaper analysis concluded: “it does the failing kids no favors, either -- turning them loose on the streets wholly unprepared for what they’ll face” (New York Post Editorial, 2011). Online Learning Providers In earlier national studies of online learning in K-12 school districts, postsecondary institutions and state virtual schools were the major providers of online and blended learning.

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