ERIC Number: ED452842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
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E-Learning: Education Businesses Transform Schooling.
Stokes, Peter J.
This paper examines e-learning, with particular focus on the new education businesses that are redefining and reshaping the experience of becoming educated. The unique role played by for-profit businesses in developing and expanding the learning opportunities for children in K-12 schools through the design and delivery of e-learning experiences is explored. The first section identifies opportunities and challenges of e-learning. The second section addresses the role of the private sector. The third section identifies the differences between traditional and online learning and describes several e-learning products and services, including portals, content providers, community sites, tutoring, student information systems, and distance learning. The fourth section presents snapshots of the following e-learning businesses: Lightspan, Inc.; Classroom Connect; HighWired.com; Tutor.com; PowerSchool, Inc.; and Class.com, Inc. It is concluded that e-learning can play a substantive role in developing a new breed of literate citizens for the global economy of the 21st century. (MES)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Private Sector, Role, School Business Relationship
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