COLUMBIA — When the weather outside is frightful, students in a few South Carolina school districts won't find their day so delightful. Five districts are replacing snow days this school year with online class days in a pilot program that could be an option statewide next year.If schools in Anderson 5, Kershaw County, Pickens County, Spartanburg 1 or Spartanburg 7 close because of snow — or any other bad weather — students could be expected to use computers and tablets to complete assignments. "It's not going to be like a substitute teacher, watch-a-video day," said John Eby, spokesman for Pickens County schools. "The lesson will be tied to standards that would be taught in class that week."The idea isn't new. Neighboring Georgia and North Carolina are among states that already allow districts to use online learning days when classes are called off.Snowier states that give the option include Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana, … [Read more...] about Snow days will become online class days in some SC schools districts
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Students walk across The Oval at Ohio State, which recently had its online undergraduate program ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor Ohio State is taking pride in a recent ranking from U.S. News and World Report that puts the university as the top Online Bachelor’s Program in the nation. This is an impressive win out of 357 schools and the material makes for a good looking banner on Ohio State’s eLearning homepage. Our online classes do not come from the shabby back door of a for-profit institution. This is an Ohio State University degree. Students are held to the same standard, the same degree of excellence and, most importantly, the same price per credit hour. A 1.5 credit hour online course that is an alternative for a traditional class costs Ohio students $585. This is justifiably the same price as a class that uses air conditioning and an hour and a half of a professional’s time every week. Online … [Read more...] about All Jokes Aside: Ohio State ranks first for online undergraduate programs, beats University of Phoenix
Screen Test Amanda Gould says online education is a natural outgrowth of Bay Path’s efforts to serve non-traditional students. This year marks the 15th consecutive year of growth in what’s known as online, or distance, learning at U.S. colleges and universities. But a newer trend is seeing students fresh out of high school — not just the working adults that have dominated the online-learning world — logging on as well. At a time of changing demographics in higher education, area schools that have embraced the distance model simply say they’re meeting students where they want to be. Before online college courses were a thing — heck, before ‘online’ was a thing — attending college was tougher for some than others, and for many, finding a path to a degree while working and raising a family was too high a scheduling hurdle. Amanda Gould, chief administrative officer for the American Women’s College (TAWC) at Bay Path University, … [Read more...] about Why Is Online Learning Seeing a Surge in Popularity?
Public schools have created a $100 million business educating private school and homeschooled studentsGov. Rick Snyder has proposed capping "shared time" enrollment at 5 percent per district to cut costsSchools argue that shared-time programs have helped counter effects of declining enrollment, budget cuts A small group of public schools in Michigan that wrestled for years with declining enrollment, stagnant state aid and budget deficits have made a business worth more than $100 million out of educating private school and homeschooled students at taxpayer expense.Enrollment in a state program known as "shared time" in which public schools teach elective classes to non-public school students has soared by 174 percent in the past eight years after Gov. Rick Snyder and the Legislature loosened restrictions.Now, Snyder wants to rein in the programs as the cost of subsidizing elective courses in private schools and online classes to homeschool children is expected to balloon next year to … [Read more...] about Big business grows from shared classes