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ERIC Number: EJ702030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Choosing Online Education: Good Policies Will Lead to Better Decisions about Virtual Learning Options
Pape, Liz
School Administrator, v61 n4 p10 Apr 2004
Online education recently has been receiving a lot of attention at the K-12 level. Some may see it as a remedy for school budgets that are overstretched. Others view it as another means for reaching and teaching students and teachers, and some view online course delivery as an alternative educational choice. In fact, online education is simply another tool school leaders choose to use in the delivery of quality education. When making the decision to provide instruction online, administrators need to make choices that start with good policies. School leaders also must decide whether their districts should create their own online courses or buy existing online offerings. Also to be considered are standards for instructional design and course delivery, training of faculty and infrastructure and support. Good planning on all of these fronts will ensure successful use of online education for students. In this article, the author stresses that it is important for the administrator to take an active role in decisions regarding virtual learning options.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A