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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Updates from the Blogsphere

Well, since I have over 100 entries tagged in my Bloglines account to talk about at some point, I'm guessing I'm not going to get to all of them. So, here are some of the ones that I wanted to let everyone know about but that I won't get a chance to chat about. I'll try to comment on each as I post it...

Interest in K-12 cyberschool inspires educators from Distance Learning
DESE Announces New Virtual School Director from Distance Learning
MRDP Media Release from Distance Learning

  • I think we've talked enough about Missouri on here over the past couple of weeks... :)

Cyber school begets an education empire from Distance-Educator.com's Daily News

  • More on cyber charters, this time in Pennsylvania.

Drexel University Launches Educational Partnership with Albany Preparatory Charter School from Online Learning Update

  • This is an interesting partnership.

Local student graduates from online high school - TCS News Net from Online Learning Update

  • More cyber charter stuff I think.

Online Learners Trade Graduation Gowns for Bathrobes - Dakota Voice from Online Learning Update

  • Another about graduating from an online school.

Utah Leads Nation in Virtual School Enrollments from Distance Learning

  • Who would have thunk it?

Alabama Distance Learning numbers - Huntsville Times from Online Learning Update

  • Speaking of growth...

School of distance education celebrates 40 years from Distance-Educator.com's Daily News

  • Not necessarily virtual schooling, but still something to brag about.

FITNESS: Local high schoolers get on board with online PE - MARIA HOWARD, TIMES-DISPATCH from Online Learning Update
Yoga, hip-hop ... this is P.E.? from Teaching and Developing Online

  • I still don't get this online PE, isn't it just what we would once call exercise or fun?

District considers online academy - Amie Steffen, Fergus Falls Daily Journal from Online Learning Update

  • Again, is this really necessary? Isn't this what we would once do for fun, now you can log your activities and get a high school diploma!

Ending language barrier: Chinese taught in classrooms, online - ALEX L. GOLDFAYN, Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service from Online Learning Update

  • While I don't get online PE, I honestly believe that online languages are too challenging without a synchronous component.

Tennessee developing eLearning model from Distance Learning
County school system develops e-learning model from Distance-Educator.com's Daily News
New Directions to continue offering online courses - John Bailey, The Dickson Herald from Online Learning Update
UC plans to launch an online academy from Distance-Educator.com's Daily News
Board to decide distance learning initiative from Distance-Educator.com's Daily News

  • I guess San Diego and Warren are the next counties and Tennessee is the next state in line to create virtual schools.

Online classes go statewide: Schools say they're following students to where they learn - Heather Woodward, The Olympian from Online Learning Update
Colorado: Unlimited Learning - Timothy D. Snyder, THE Journal from Online Learning Update

  • And Washington and Colorado are or have followed suit.

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