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Over the past decade, online learning has risen to become one of the fastest growing sectors in education and certainly one of the most intriguing. Today, more and more students at all levels of education—elementary to postsecondary—are opting to take courses online. It is a testament to the effectiveness of this model of education.

During his presentation on “Effective Leadership in an Era of Disruptive Innovation” at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Washington, D.C., in June, Scott McLeod of Iowa State University (and blogger at dangerouslyirrelevant.org) made a statement that was quickly captured in Tweets by many of those in attendance. “We’re facing a disruptive innovation,” Scott said. “But it’s not online learning; it’s personalized learning.”

In early March, as he addressed the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., President Obama spoke at great length of the reforms he believes will give Americans “a complete and competitive education, from the cradle up through a career.” The proposals he laid out for improving early childhood education, K12 standards and assessments, graduation rates, teacher quality and college funding will be debated for months to come by thousands of school administrators, teachers, parents and politicians.

 

Pennsylvania Online Schools Struggle Amid Bad Economy

Innovative technology and better access have had online school enrollments going strong for the past 10 years, but the recent slump in the economy may be painting a different picture in Pennsylvania’s cyberschools.

With 120 school buildings, the Greenville County Schools is the largest public school system in South Carolina. It includes almost 69,000 students and just over 5,000 teachers.

 

The growing use of online teaching in the nation’s public schools has placed a related burden on district administrators to ensure that they use high quality and highly qualified instructors.

The Ogden City (Utah) School District, located south of Salt Lake City, comprises 23 schools. This inner-city school district was established in 1849.

 

MySpace Verdict Raises Identity Questions







 

Here’s a quick three-question quiz for you to take:


1. How do you find out who owns a particular domain address or Web site?


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