To put it in context, the "iGeneration"
has never known life without the Internet, being mobile, using avatars, IMing
or choosing and watching content whether they are at home, in the car, at a
football game or shopping at the mall. To reach them in their high-tech,
high-touch world, many parents and educators are looking at how to rewire
schools to match how the iGeneration learns.
Taking classes online is one
way to give middle and high school students (and their school districts) new
options to learn using preferred tools in a familiar environment, and even
experience enhanced, one-on-one relationships with educators. Whether they're in need of more
assistance, looking for wider range of classes or simply prefer to
learn in a medium that they have grown up with, online learning can be a great
way to fit your child's needs.
increasingly able to take online classes in partnership with their local school
districts. Schools facing budget
cuts and a reduction in teachers are turning to online classes to supplement
their curriculum, from offering classes for which they have no teachers, Advanced
Placement® classes for students who excel, and credit recovery options for
students who struggle. In fact, today
there are 1 million children learning online, either part time, full time or
between school terms. Additionally, more than 20 percent of schools and
educational institutions around the country offer online classes today, and
that number should grow by another 30 percent within a couple of years,
according to industry research. (Simba Information).
|Online Learning Student Survey
compared to traditional learning environments, online learning is proving to be
an effective way in teaching today's "iGeneration" who live in a world of
customized and instant feedback.
Here are highlights from the survey:
72% of online students spend three or more hours on
homework per week vs. 56% of students in traditional schooling.
54% of online students get more challenges when they
are doing well in school vs. 49% of students in traditional schooling.
58% of online students get more help when they fall
behind vs. 40% of students in traditional schooling.
Online students have more interest in attending a four
year college after graduation than students in traditional schooling. 78% vs.
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| We have provided a
demonstration where you can view the tools and technologies online students use
to engage with their teachers and classmates. Experience
how students engage with their teachers and classmates online, in a recorded
session where students from around the country come together outside of class
to discuss the results of the "iGeneration" survey with their teacher and hear
Also, to experience the robust curriculum offered by online learning, click here.
Online Learning Successes
Chicago Public Schools
Online learning is well
suited for various learning styles and helps those who've fallen behind. More than 1,000 Chicago Public School
(CPS) students who were at risk of not graduating from high school have
received their diplomas this month with the rest of the CPS Class of 2010 after
earning the credits needed to graduate through an innovative virtual learning
program at 75 schools across CPS.
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KC Distance Learning (KCDL)
offers online learning options to fit all types of students and learning
From the home-schooled family, the student brushing up on skills to compete at
the next level or the child facing challenges in traditional schools such as
bullying, KCDL provides academic solutions to fit your child's needs. We welcome you to look through the
website at KCDL, and then click on your state to find the online
school serving your area.
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