posted on August 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM
What does online education mean? Is it a solitary experience where students sit in front of their computers and complete the tasks asked of them? Is it a student in Clarinda who is taking a virtual course at a distance? Or is it something else?
At least 48 of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, offer some form of supplemental or full-time online learning to students within their boundaries. In Iowa, as some schools grow and others continue to shrink, the opportunities students have in relation to where they live are diverging greatly. In this sense, online courses can provide some students the opportunity to take classes that were otherwise unavailable. Moreover, distance education can help meet the needs of specific groups of learners from Advanced Placement students to those seeking alternative...
posted on August 1, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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posted on July 14, 2010 at 12:00 AM
Looking for a way to address financial literacy skills as a 21st Century Skill requirement of Iowa's Core Curriculum? Then tune in to Biz Kid$, a fun, new series for students in grades 5-10 that teaches financial literacy skills such as saving, budgeting, investing and giving back to the community. Each episode features several young business owners and philanthropists who share their success...