Should All Schools Be Virtual?

If your district isn’t offering online classes, it’s time to catch up.

Go to the bottom of the page to read the intro to Clayton Christensen’s Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns.

Laine swanson of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, will start college in the fall with a head start, having completed five advanced courses in high school. His AP English and AP calculus credits will transfer—and he took Spanish, something that his small, rural high school didn’t offer. He has also mastered Blackboard, the same technology he’ll use at the University of Idaho. How? He took all of these courses online.

For Swanson, the flexibility of doing his online work before or after school is a big plus as he juggles working 20 hours a week at a Subway restaurant and serves as senior-class president, among other things. The coursework he takes through the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, a nonprofit formed by school administrators, is just as hard as traditional.  Read more


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