Distance Learning Gains Momentum in Public Elementary Schools
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the museum’s distance-learning program has incorporated 25,000 students across 16 states and Canada, and is continuing to grow. Several classes are sometimes involved in the same distance-learning session, with students in other schools and even other states talking together throughout the program.
“The beauty of it is, it reduces the walls of the classroom,” Laurie Hogle of the Region XI educational technology department told the Star-Telegram.
Others say that online learning lacks an official method of measuring both the environment’s effectiveness and digital literacy. Though some companies have started to administer testing tools, a lack of universal access for lower income students may make the results unreliable.