High-quality online teaching and learning can deliver benefits for students and schools alike. Yet, after the rapid shift to remote learning during the pandemic, some are wondering if students can learn as effectively online. In a new guide developed for high school educators, VHS Learning examines what makes high-quality online courses and provides resources to help schools evaluate options for their students.
The guide, “Choosing the Right Online Education Partner: A Playbook for Educators,” is available at no cost to educators at VHSLearning.org/playbook. The playbook discusses the shift to online learning and tackles common misconceptions that persist despite increasingly sophisticated training and technology. It outlines the differentiators of high-quality online learning, and it includes a checklist for evaluating online courses. It also features two case studies that provide real-life examples of schools that are successfully implementing online learning.
“Over the last 24 months, some individuals and communities have expressed disappointment about the impact of online learning. Yet, applying these opinions universally does a huge disservice to students,” said President and CEO of VHS Learning, Carol DeFuria. “The reality is that many students can benefit greatly from learning online if they have a strong curriculum, highly trained teachers, and supportive technology. With this new playbook, educators can explore the attributes of high-quality online learning to help them make the best decisions for their students when reviewing all the options.”
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VHS Learning is a nonprofit organization with over 26 years of experience providing world-class online programs to students and schools everywhere. Offering more than 300 unique online courses for high school credit, including 26 AP® courses, credit recovery, and enrichment courses, VHS Learning is accredited by Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), and Cognia. Courses are approved for initial eligibility by NCAA. For more information about VHS Learning please visit https://www.vhslearning.org/ and follow on Twitter at @VHSLearning.