For the last 15 years, I’ve been introducing schools all around the world to the value of online learning. It started at the Colegio Internacional de Caracas in Venezuela, when I first discovered the courses from global nonprofit VHS Learning.

We began offering online courses to our students for enrichment. As a relatively small international school, we liked the opportunities that the platform offered us and the fact that our kids could take part in courses that we couldn’t offer.

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I also liked the opportunities that the online platform presented for teachers—so much so that I enrolled in a graduate course in online learning and taught VHS’ World Religions course for several years. In the years that followed, I’ve used online learning to help fill in coursework gaps, offer a broader range of subjects, and help students take credit recovery courses to graduate on time.

About the Author:

Tracy Arnold is Secondary School Vice Principal at Istanbul International Community School.