ERIC Number: EJ770275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov-21
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Quality Connection: Going the Distance
Jenney, Timothy R.; Roupas, Eva K.
Computers in the Schools, v20 n3 p33-40 Nov 2003
In 1999, Virginia Beach City Public Schools launched a completely new distance learning (DL) initiative, Quality Connection. Since that time, through perseverance and creative thinking, the program has become a model of technology as well as a highly successful method of delivering services to a wide variety of stakeholders. Not only do students reap benefits from Quality Connection, but also school and office staff and administrators use DL in numerous capacities. Indeed, Quality Connection is slated for replication by other school divisions in Virginia. Although the program was developed originally to offer expanded curricula to students and training opportunities for staff, DL has had the ancillary effect of reprising the division's longterm goals and revolutionizing short-term strategies. It is through the foresight and business acumen of division leadership that VBCPS maintains its motto, "Ahead of the Curve."
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Public Schools, School Districts, Distance Education, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Delivery Systems
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia