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ERIC Number: EJ779932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
The New Gold Rush: Establishing Effective Online Learning Policies
Serim, Ferdi
Learning & Leading with Technology, v35 n2 p12-16 Sep-Oct 2007
Online learning is the fastest growing segment of educational technology, for both the best and worst of reasons. The promise of delivering student-centered education, anytime, anywhere, at any pace provides the best reason. Online learning certainly has the potential to finally deliver on these promises. The temptation to replace highly skilled professionals with scripted, mass delivered "content" as a means of reducing costs and/or maximizing profits is a contender for the worst reason. New policies at both district and state levels will either promote or prevent effective online learning, depending on how well they are informed by professionals who have already spent years working in this field. District leaders can expect the onslaught of course providers seeking to stake their claims in the new "Gold Rush" for online learning. This article examines how to establish effective online learning policies and includes a rubric for evaluating cyberschool policies and offerings.
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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: New Mexico