Distance-learning program gets results in Alaska

08/29/2012 | Education Week

Phillip Johnson, director of rural schools in an Alaskan school district, is using virtual learning to help improve student achievement. Using a grant received in 2003, the district invested in distance-learning programs, and later invested in new technology, such as interactive whiteboards and tablets, to assist in math lessons. The initiative culminated in the 2010-11 school year when students who learned through the virtual program outperformed their peers.

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