Blended learning means more computer time for 'digital natives'

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A new credit recovery and enrichment course load is now available to Cumberland High School students, thanks to the acquisition of Edgenuity Inc. online blended learning courses.

"This blended model is certainly better than 30 hours of worksheets or sending kids to someone else's summer school (where) we can't guarantee the rigor," Tenreiro said, adding that all computer activity is tracked, and assessments are graded "by our people."

Chris Scott, CHS summer school director, said the traditional model of a teacher with a classroom of students "wasn't doing it for kids."

"They were bored out of their minds," Scott said. "Kids love technology, so you throw that technology in front of them and they really go at it."

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