ERIC Number: ED441398
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Web Courses for High School Students: Potential and Issues.
Thomas, William R.
This document focuses on Web-based courses for high school students. First discussed is the use of technology as a potential solution to address two needs: the need to increase the number of Advanced Placement courses and core mathematics and sciences courses; and the need to improve instruction. Efforts by universities and private, for-profit companies to develop Web courses for high school students are then highlighted. Discussion then focuses on why there is not greater use of the Web in instruction, as well as issues related to policy, instruction, and management that must be resolved before states; schools and students can truly benefit from such courses. Issues relating to student access, staffing, quality, and costs are briefly discussed, with each issue listing several questions that should be asked. The document concludes with more questions that state policymakers and decisionmakers should answer before they begin Web technology to meet instructional needs. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, High School Students, High Schools, Instructional Improvement, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.