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ERIC Number: EJ909583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Benefits of Online Courses in Career and Technical Education
Metz, Kimberly
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n6 p20-23 Sep 2010
Although only a very small portion of the U.S. K-12 students are taking online courses, interest in and attention to online learning is growing fast and furious. Visionaries believe this online learning movement is just the beginning of a transformation of the school system for the first time in more than 50 years, when the current traditional industrial aged one-size-fits all system was implemented. The interest in the online learning movement is seen by the rapid increase in enrollment in online courses, especially in academics. Online learning is moving at a slower pace in career and technical education (CTE) than in general education; but it is sure to catch up as learners demand alternatives to the traditional classroom, access to classes not available locally, education on demand, and learning that appeases the digital age student. This article discusses the benefits of online courses in CTE.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A