ERIC Number: EJ769372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Online High-School Programs that Work
Roblyer, M. D.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v72 n3 p55-63 Nov 2006
In this article, the author discusses five common strategies for making online high school programs effective in one's school district. These are: (1) Prepare students for success; (2) Prepare teachers for success; (3) Use interactive, flexible course designs; (4) Monitor and support teachers; and (5) Monitor and support students. Despite their rapid growth and the limitations inherent in online communication, successful virtual schools manage to see that students have the skills and materials they need in order to learn and that teachers have the support and resources they need in order to teach. They make courses hands-on and interactive to keep students involved, and they find ways to give each student substantial one-to-one monitoring and tailored attention. At the same time, both students and teachers must meet the highest standards of accountability.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, High Schools, Program Effectiveness, Success, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Virtual Classrooms, Interaction, Student Motivation, Accountability, Flexible Scheduling, Dropout Rate, Academic Standards, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Collaboration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States