Online High Schools
from the growing-in-popularity dept
An article looking at the growing popularity of online high schools. Most of the time when people talk about online education, they talk about university level education, but high schools are increasingly testing online education as well. For many students who have otherwise slipped through the system, it can work well. It’s being used by some kids who have been kicked out of school, or by students who were being home schooled previously. The critics say that it’s tougher to monitor the students (are they really studying? are they cheating?) and that the kids lose out on the chance to learn how to properly socialize with other kids. I think the socializing aspect is definitely a big deal, but I’m sure for a percentage of students, this is a really worthwhile way to learn. I could especially see it being useful for students enrolled in a regular school who want to take a specific class that their own school does not offer.