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Birmingham City Schools experiments with online learning

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Article from al.com: BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Fifteen-year-old Campbell Escott, a rising junior at Ramsay High School, is a student with a plan. She intends to graduate early, enroll in Tennessee State University and go on to become an engineer. And part of her plan involves a new distance-learning program piloted this summer by Birmingham City Schools. [...]

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Massillon schools to offer online courses

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Article from Massillon Independent: Marine biology, calculus, Latin. Starting next school year, Washington High School students could be exploring those and other subject areas from their home computer. During its monthly board meeting Wednesday, the City Schools Board of Education approved an online course curriculum that is presented in collaboration with the Massillon Digital Academy [...]

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Schools wary of the Massive Open Online Courses

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Online Learning When Schools Are Closed

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Article from FutureOfCapitalism.com: http://www.futureofcapitalism.com/2012/11/online-learning-when-schools-are-closed Given all the attention devoted to educational technology that offers online lectures from remote locations, it’s a wonder that it hasn’t been used more widely while New York City’s public schools have been closed for five days in response to Hurricane Sandy. The Web site GothamSchools.org, which is the go-to-site for [...]

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Stanford’s professional schools commit to online learning

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Article from Stanford Report: By Stanford Report staff From left, Peter DeMarzo, business, Bernd Girod, engineering, and Charles Prober, medicine. Three of Stanford’s schools – engineering, medicine and business – have announced appointments of associate deans to lead their respective online education initiatives. The appointments will complement the university’s continuing commitment to online learning. School [...]

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City schools establish online learning option

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Article from Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: By Bill Zlatos Published: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 12:45 a.m. Updated 5 hours ago Fifteen years after the state authorized the creation of charter schools, the city school board has decided to offer its students an online version of the alternative form of education. The school board voted 8-1 on Wednesday to [...]

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Online learning in schools ‘could learn from businesses’

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Article from Virtual College: E-learning in academic settings can learn from the successes online training courses have had in the world of business This is according to chief executive officer of software consultancy Intertech Tom Salonek, who wrote in the Star Tribune that so-called blended learning, wherein “the best of traditional classroom instruction” is supported [...]

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K12 Inc. Changes How Schools and Districts Manage and …

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Article from Sacramento Bee: HERNDON, Va., June 21, 2012 – /PRNewswire/ – K12 Inc., the nation’s leading provider of proprietary curricula and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school, today introduced PEAK12, a new way for schools and districts to implement, personalize and manage their online learning programs, all in one place. (Logo: [...]

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Pittsburgh Public Schools mulls online education

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Article from Pittsburgh Post Gazette: June 13, 2012 12:13 am Share with others: By Eleanor Chute / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh Public Schools may start its own online school serving grades 6-12 as a way to win back students who have chosen cyber charter schools. “We’ve got to start being competitive,” Jerri Lynn Lippert, district chief academic officer, [...]

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David Brooks: Don’t malign schools that align themselves with online trend

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Article from Post-Bulletin: Online education is not new. The University of Phoenix started its online degree program in 1989. Four million college students took at least one online class during fall 2007. Yet, over the past few months, something has changed. The elite, pace-setting universities have embraced the Internet. Not long ago, online courses were [...]

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