Online Learning

[Middle School ELA Courses] The Design Process and New Features

by
Thomas Boe

In the fall of 2014, the Plato Courseware team started working on a brand-new series of courses for middle school English. They needed to dig into what strategies, tactics, features, voice, etc., work most effectively to engage middle school students, especially in English language arts (ELA).

[6 Tips] Budgeting for Next Year

by
Sarah Cornelius

With the current school year coming into its final stretch, it’s time to start planning and budgeting for next year. We’ve put together these six tips to help you get a jumpstart and make the most of your technology budget for the upcoming year!

Five Tips for a Successful Online Credit Recovery Program

by
Sarah Cornelius

As more and more jobs require some kind of post-secondary training, a high school diploma will only become more necessary. Online credit recovery programs can be a great solution to help students falling behind in credits (or at risk of it) to get back on track and graduate on time.

[Summer School Success] Meeting the Needs of Every Student

by
Madison Michell

Nearly a year and a half ago, Bloomington Jr. High School (BJHS) in Bloomington, Illinois, sought a solution to remedy its summer school struggles. They turned to Edmentum's fully accredited virtual school, EdOptions Academy to solve challenges of rising costs, scheduling issues, and curriculum inconsistencies.

[Digital Learning Day] Embracing the Shift Toward Online and Blended Learning

by
Winnie O'Leary

Thanks to technology, content can be available for student learning on a 24/7 basis. Individual needs and learning styles can be addressed more successfully, and learners become more responsible and accountable for their own education. This Digital Learning Day, let’s look at online learning through the eyes of a classroom teacher and consider how teaching practices must evolve to meet the needs of today’s unique learners.

Three Key Factors for Student Success in a Virtual Program

by
Ana Dowling

Virtual classes can open the academic world to students in all levels of education. However, when starting an online class students must be aware of three key factors that will help them succeed.

Implementing Effective Strategies for English Language Learners - Part IV

by
Shari Rios

A few months ago, I began a series, Putting Theory into Practice: Implementing Effective Strategies for English Language Learners.

Giving Students Hope

by
Scott Lobdell

The Story of Beacon High Alternative School in Collier County, Florida

Local Libraries in Virtual Education

by
Scott Lobdell

In 2003 I oversaw the implementation of the Palm Beach County School District’s virtual credit recovery program and was approached by the Palm Beach County Library System and the West Palm Beach Municipal Recreation Department.

Seven tips for a flexible virtual program

by
Kristin Flynn

The start of the school year can bring many challenges: struggling students, scheduling conflicts, teacher shortages, and the list goes on.

One Look at the Future of Learning

by
Kristin Flynn

In an interesting new infographic, KnowledgeWorks articulates its view of the future of learning and provides a provocative vision of the ways in which learning might evolve.

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