Sunday, February 18, 2007

A step in the right direction: SC Virtual Schools

The South Carolina Virtual Schools Program would give students greater flexibility to advance at their own pace by earning required graduation credits online, and would also allow them to take courses that wouldn’t normally be offered in their attendance zones, such as Advanced Placement or foreign languages.
This increased personalization of education is a big step in the right direction.

2 comments:

joelmck said...

I would agree that this is a positive step. I'm particularly excited that this removes another barrier to creating smaller schools, by allowing for great curricular flexibility in schools with limited resources.

Steve Stevenson said...

Those of us who have worked with distance education (mine since 1966) are a little hesitant on this use of technology because of the lack of control and authentic assessment. It's worked quite well in Australia where they have tight controls. The concept behind these places often is "present the material and the students immediately understand."

I'd have to see a lot more information before I'd buy in.