Preparing students to succeed in today’s increasingly global economy and complex world that requires a shift from a teacher-centric culture to learner-centered instruction. This is done by meeting students where they are and implementing a learning approach that fosters best learning outcomes.
We believe that this is best accomplished by focusing on each students’ individual needs, rather than by catering to the middle. With digital learning and online courses, students are offered the flexibility to complete courses on their schedule. Students are not constrained to a 50-minute class. Students complete diagnostic testing to be assigned the exact courses need to get them prepare for college.
Why consider online learning?
Its no secret that online learning is on the rise. According to a recent 2013 report by the Babson Survey Research Group, over 6.7 million postsecondary students were enrolled in at least one online class in 2011, compared to only 1.6 million in 2002.
Higher-education institutions continue to refine and enhance their online course offerings. In 2002, about 72% of these schools offered some online college courses, and that number has increased to nearly 87% by 2012. Colleges and Universities also have emphasized the creation of fully online degree programs, and it was reported that 62% of the schools surveyed now award degrees entirely through online degree or online diploma programs.
Student demand is among the many factors contributing to the growth with online schools. Students are searching for the opportunities and flexibility of scheduling and lower cost that online studies can offer. The University of Florida leads the pack offering a 4-year college degree for less than $10K entirely online. Pretty impressive, right? Excel High School offers an Accredited Online High School Diploma program entirely online
Students can access their online highs school and college course at any time, from anywhere they have high speed internet access. This means that busy parents, working students, and other professionals have the option of attending online classes. Students only need a computer and Internet access and the desire to learn to take online high school and college classes.
Ease of accessibility: Online High School and College Courses can be accessible for students when and where they need it. Students can online textbooks, review lectures, discussions, explanations, and have cohort communication. Students can also share notes with each other to help facilitate a community of online learning.
Range of course options: Students may be able to choose from a wider range of online degree programs. Some online colleges develop and offer degree programs that might not yet be available through nearby public or private institutions. Pretty amazing! Also, there are over 100 online high schools that offer make up courses or full length high school diploma programs.
Online learning has come a long way since its beginnings, and more enhancements are coming. Check our Khan Academy Progressive educators are finding ways to tighten up the perceived shortcomings of online learning, and with the new technological developments that continue to add to the advantages that online learning may offer for students. It’s all about quality, affordability and flexibility.