ERIC Number: EJ1057019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Online Instruction and Virtual Schools for Middle and High School Students: Twenty-First-Century Fads or Progressive Teaching Methods for Today's Pupils?
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v88 n2 p72-76 2015
Online education in K-12 settings has increased considerably in recent years, but there is little research supporting its use at this level. Online courses help students learn at their own pace, select different locations to do their work, and choose flexible times to complete assignments. However, some students learn best in a face-to-face environment. This article discusses the existing research on online education at the K-12 level and offers a few strategies to improve existing programs and to help parents select good virtual schools for their children.
Descriptors: High School Students, Middle School Students, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Teaching Methods, Educational Research, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices, Parent Education, School Choice, Definitions, Educational Development, Educational Theories, Criticism, Best Practices
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Florida