When I was in first grade, the teacher assigned our class to take out our paper and a pencils and write down what we thought life would be like for a first grader in the 21st century. There are three things I distinctly remember writing: (1) kids would be riding to school in hovercars and personal spaceships like on The Jetsons; (2) cows would be able to produce chocolate milk for schoolkids (my love for chocolate milk in first grade bordered on the obsessive); and (3) children would learn from teachers on computer screens. We’re not there on numbers 1 and 2 yet (and now as an adult, I’m totally okay with that), but learning from teachers on computer screens is definitely an idea that has come of age.
It wasn’t so long ago that online learning was an incredibly limited offering consisting of a handful of select courses provided mostly by community colleges for working adults unable to attend class during regular hours. Now, online learning is quickly becoming the evolution of education delivery, with students of all ages consuming digital content, attending virtual schools and exponentially expanding their horizons. Read More