ERIC Number: ED490484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Guidelines for Selecting Quality K-12 Online Courses
This article presents guidelines formulated by Learning By Grace, Inc., one of the nation's leading providers of online resources for homeschoolers, and is intended to help home educators navigate the multitude of available choices so that they will be better equipped to select the provider that offers the curriculum and services most suited to the needs of their family. The article covers these specific areas: what an eCourse is, why participate in an eCourse, curriculum, design elements, instructional design, grade level, multiple learning styles, accreditation, talking content, teacher qualifications, field tested, student interactivity, simulations and games, audio, video, graphics, animations, text, exercises, projects, activities, assessment types, feedback loop, assessment grading, assessment availability, grading rubrics, answer keys, support materials for the instructor, supplemental enrichment materials for the student, learning and custom learning portals, orientation manuals, automated emails, and communication tool access. Mimi Rothschild has been actively participating in homeschooling since 1985. She is the mother of 8, including a set of triplets, and has been married for 26 years.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A