Archive for November 17, 2010
Several local schools offer online courses and an increasing number of degrees are available entirely online. To name a few the University of Buffalo offers a Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and the general public library and information science, Buffalo State College offers a master’s degree in adult education, and Canisius College offers a Master of Physical Education.
But online for high school students? There is still a relatively new frontier locally, and nationally. Memphis is one of those school districts that are leading in online learning for high school students. Some students will be required to take at least one online course to graduate from high school, the Commercial Appeal reports.
We are using online sources for children from university life and work force, where a large amount of training and learning that is happening, said Deputy Superintendent Irving Hamer, the newspaper of Memphis. This year, 2,736 students in grades eight to Memphis 12 years are enrolled in online courses. The district offers 28 courses online, according to Betty R. Brown’s office in Memphis of educational technology.
Students can choose from several required courses, including English, algebra, geometry, physics, chemistry, economics, world history, and Spanish. Options include web page design, computer and typing. Memphis also offers three Advanced Placement courses online: art history, computer science, and microeconomics. Students can complete courses at home, at school, or wherever they have computer and internet at high speed, Brown wrote in response to questions from the Buffalo News. Memphis City Schools], even after school computer classes for students who are the staff and manager of the site, and in some cases, the subject tutor.
Students will have access to all the course materials with the exception of semester and final exams, which remain blocked until all course requirements have been met. When the conditions are met, students can access the house, the school a designated date, and the examination period. Each course includes a compulsory part oral, which are designed and meets the teacher online. This provides a greater responsibility in ensuring that students complete their tasks.
Memphis students may also take classes’ blended learning – also known as hybrid classes – which combine traditional teaching face-to-face with online learning. Another 1,437 students attend such courses. In most cases, online courses, less costly to implement and execute than traditional courses, Brown wrote. The costs of implementation of online courses each student enrolled in fall, and enrollment increases each year.