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ERIC Number: EJ982834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
Rural Districts Bolster Choices with Online Learning
Brown, Don
Learning & Leading with Technology, v39 n6 p12-17 Mar-Apr 2012
All schools can benefit from giving students the option of online learning, but for many rural schools, online learning is a lifeline. In the past two years, Lane Education Service District in Oregon, USA, has developed online resources for 14 Lane County school districts, which vary in size from 170 students to as many as 17,000. Many of the smaller districts, which offer fewer courses due to the size of their staffs and limited space on the schedule, turn to online learning to give students a richer selection of offerings. Some have found online credit recovery courses to be an excellent tool for helping students graduate on time. Their goal is to remove barriers, develop free and low-cost shared services, and innovate using online tools. In this article, the author describes how four small rural school districts in Oregon use online learning to offer enrichment courses to advanced students and give struggling students a way to retake courses to graduate.
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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: Oregon; United States