With more than 12 years of professional online learning experience, Houston C. Tucker shares key tips on transforming virtual schools
Full-time, online public schools originated as alternatives to traditional education approaches and were even bandied about as ways to revolutionize the learning paradigm. Now, they too are in need of transformation, because the results so far are mixed at best.
The question now is: “Can they correct their course and fulfill their promise?”
I believe the answer is “yes” but it will take a re-imagining of the model. And, I am not talking about a progression toward blended schools — they too have their own problems.
Instead, while there are many issues that would need addressing, I want to center in on three of the key, critical elements required for virtual schools to be transformed.
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