Until recently, at the college level–and beyond–a mix of technologies have been used to deliver and respond to advanced, personalized learning opportunities. Now, these possibilities are available to K-12, especially high school, level. Many states are offering advanced placement courses, for instance, to regions in which such a small number of students sign up that a classroom teacher is prohibitively expensive.
In addition to tracking on-line colleges, Accredited Schools Online tracks on-line K-12 schools, broken out by state and public or private. These schools can provide classes that are live (set schedule), on-demand (access anytime), or combine both live and on-demand instruction. learn more
E-School in Hawaii can be accessed over the Internet. Twenty six different secondary schools offer credit for its classes. And one student, moving to Florida, will be able to complete his work in his new home. This effort is one part of a DOEd Technology Grant program. learn more
MOODLE allows you to quickly create – or experiment with – your own on-line learning environment. MOODLE is an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. Moodle is a free, open source, online Learning Management system enabling educators to create their own private website filled with dynamic courses that extend learning, any time, anywhere. Moodle's… learn more
Bob Tinker, founder of the Concord Consortium, has pioneered the use of remote sensing devices, linked to computers, and hands-on physics experiments. (Activities for both these approaches are available from Concord as well as TERC, where Bob prototyped these projects.). Now he and his colleagues have turned their attention to the use of handheld computers… learn more