I am incredibly pleased with the success of this program. As a strong proponent of an online component to high school education (I spoke of this in an earlier post), I would like to see it expand to more students - even one day, making it a graduation requirement. It's important to state that online learning cannot replace the traditional setting. Also, approaching online learning as a cost-saving tool is a dangerous avenue. There are significant costs associated with online learning, such as, software, licensing, hardware, and staffing. Furthermore, online learning should be used as a tool in conjunction with the traditional setting. For most students, the traditional setting is what works best for them. As technology becomes more and more integrated in our daily lives, this type of exposure can only benefit the student.
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