Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:24pm
Area schools are attempting to provide more educational options and recapture some of the students - and money - they've lost to online community schools in recent years by offering their own virtual classrooms.
Aventa Learning delivers online courses to middle and high school students. It offers more than 140 different courses, including advanced placement, core courses, foreign languages, and credit recovery courses with ELL support. With Aventa’s custom content development team, educators also can build their own online courses.
OpenClass is a free, cloud-based LMS that helps educators deliver interactive digital courses to students. This open solution allows educators to create, manage, and add courses online, and lets students collaborate. OpenClass also can integrate with Google Apps for Education.
This LMS platform includes analytics that provide comparable statistics for students, classes, and schools. Canvas’ speed grader allows teachers to quickly grade student work and provide personalized feedback. A co-enrollment platform connects parents to their children’s courses.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 2:54pm
Some countries outperform the United States in reading, math and science because they understand you need to be wired to get hired. That's why President Barack Obama has announced ConnectED to connect 99 percent of American students to high-speed broadband within five years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 10:39am
It’s not every day an entrepreneur gets to sit down and discuss his business plan over lunch with Bill Gates. But that’s exactly what happened to Mick Hewitt, co-founder and CEO of MasteryConnect, an education tech start-up that sees the implementation of Common Core standards as an unparalleled opportunity.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 3:25pm
Massachusetts is poised to open two more cyber public schools by this time next year, and districts statewide are clamoring to establish their own virtual academies — despite the failing test scores at the one online school we already have.