Schools around the country are using distance learning to advance the education of their students, but in Maryland's Prince George's County, schools are using distance learning to educate their teachers as well. According to the Washington Post, the use of interactive TV for teacher training is fulfilling a huge need for the county: at least 14 percent of the county's 7,000 teachers hold only provisional certificates because they lack the required coursework for full certification.

By day, the county's schools use interactive TV to teach specialized courses--such as Japanese or AP European history--to students. At night and on weekends, teachers become


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