Monday, July 29, 2013

Virtual K-12 Education

Is Virtual K-12 Schooling the Way of the Future? 
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We have all heard by now of the possibilities of online higher education degrees, but what about online education for K-12 students?
 
One school in particular, Hoosier Academies, the largest virtual public school in Indiana, is doing just that.
 
Students at Hoosier Academies attend classes online, and can learn from just about anywhere. The days where elementary education is confined to a four-wall classroom are no longer the end-all, be-all route to K-12 education in the US.
 
What benefits does online K-12 education bring? The answers are as diverse as the educational needs of each student, but for many students who may need lessons repeated for proper understanding & comprehension, online classrooms can offer a beneficial alternative to traditional schooling. Additionally, online classes can be a suitable fit for students who become easily distracted by the noises/sounds of a packed classroom, & can also meet the needs of students with learning disabilities more effectively than can traditional classrooms.
 
To learn more about Hoosier Academies, visit their website, or read an article highlighting this school in the South Bend Tribune here.
 
What are your thoughts on online K-12 education?
 
Feel free to share your comments with us below.

-The Project Tomorrow Team