ERIC Number: EJ941907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Right on Course
Brown, Don W.
Learning & Leading with Technology, v39 n1 p26-29 Aug 2011
Lane County, Oregon, has 16 school districts, and up until last year, every one of them had its own online learning program. Some were more like correspondence courses, while others were closer to online curriculum delivery. No one had ever explored the options available, the cost savings that district collaboration might provide, or the benefits that a central "go-to" for support could offer. During the 2009-2010 school year, district superintendents decided to work together to create better online options countywide. That January, they directed the local education service agency, Lane Education Service District (Lane ESD), to try something new. In addition to providing special education services and delivering teacher professional development, Lane ESD would create a diverse collection of online options for all students in the county. This article describes how collaboration among the 16 school districts led to better online learning options for students across the entire county.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, School Districts, Partnerships in Education, Agency Cooperation, Network Analysis, Information Networks, Educational Resources, Barriers, Performance Factors, Program Descriptions, Systems Development, Information Management
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon