Jun 012012

Virtual Education Seen Lacking Accountability

Virtual Education: By Katie Ash , Education Week, 060112
Virtual Education: Tom McDonald’s Comments:
The most effective and efficient learning happens when brain based, learning research validated, learning methodologies are employed:
  • Instructor facilitated,  differentiated instruction over time and Instructor facilitated differented reinforcement, over time, in a blended learning environment
    • This applies within the classroom AND with online learning 

The best individual learning outcomes occur in this learning enabled environment.

Please review the article and review my supporting links below. Thanks, Tom

Although enrollment continues to grow each year in full-time online schools, more research is needed about the effectiveness of such schools, says a report from the National School Boards Association.

“We want to harness all the benefits of technology to really propel student learning, … but at the same time, we find the lack of really good information about results and accountability really troubling,” said Patte Barth, a co-author of the report and the director of the NSBA’s Center for Public Education, which provides data and research for school board members and other educators. She spoke in a conference call tied to the release of the report this month.

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