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ERIC Number: EJ779815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
MSOC: A Statewide Collaboration for Online Student Learning
Sener, John; Imbriale, Ryan; Glowa, Liz; Jones, Thea
Learning & Leading with Technology, v34 n2 p22-25 Oct 2006
Almost non-existent five years ago, the use of online courses has grown dramatically in Maryland, with more than 25 courses now available. Online course enrollments have also increased from 31 students in 2003 to more than 600 in 2006. A major reason for this remarkable growth has been the Maryland Students Online Consortium (MSOC), a state-local partnership involving two-thirds of Maryland's 24 school systems (23 counties, one city) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). MSOC is a grant project funded by MSDE's Enhancing Education Through Technology Program, using Federal No Child Left Behind Title II-D funds to support MSDE's efforts to implement the Maryland Virtual Learning Opportunities Program for online courses. The Maryland consortium helps local systems implement successful programs by developing resources together, building on each others' successes, and sharing lessons learned. This article presents the MSOC story and describes how the MSOC-MSDE partnership has made considerable progress in implementing online courses and programs for students in Maryland.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001