ERIC Number: ED484530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Online Schools: A New Frontier in Public Education. Northwest Education. Volume 10, Number 2, Winter 2004
Barton, Rhonda, Ed.
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory NWREL
In the print and online stories that appear in this issue of Northwest Education, teachers and students share that the intimacy of one-to-one computing has let them get to know and understand each other better than they ever could in a crowded classroom. In "Long-Distance Relationships," a blind student speaks about the uncommon bond he feels with the online teacher who taught him to design Web pages. Similarly, a teacher featured in "The Online Teacher: When the Wee Hours Are Prime Time" says one of the greatest rewards of teaching online is when students express themselves freely in the personalized environment of her online courses. Other features in this issue include the following: "Crossing the Public School-Homeschool Divide"; "The Search for Funding"; "Moving Ahead With Distance Education in Montana"; "Letterature"; "Family Connections." Northwest Education is a magazine that aims to promote a regional dialogue and to elevate teaching and learning by giving readers information, ideas, and personal stories from practitioners, researchers, and other experts.
Descriptors: Student Teacher Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Home Schooling, Distance Education, Visual Impairments, Federal Legislation, Educational Finance, Parent Participation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Northwest Regional Resource Center.