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Hello everyone, I own a tutoring center and I would like to offer the on-line learning program to the neighborhood high school students. The drop out rate in my neighborhood is 50%, largly inpart to the fact that many students have not earned the necessary credits they need to graduate high school, so they give up and drop out in their junior or senior year to avoid repeating the grade. Please advise me as to how to implement this on-line learning program so that I can create an outlet for teenagers to have another option other than repeating a grade or dropping out. Please help! Nichol

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Keith Heggart
High School Teacher from Sydney, Australia

Hi Nichol,

An interesting idea. I guess my first thoughts are these - how do you intend to deliver the material online to your students? By this, I mean have you decided on a virtual learning environment or platform to use to deliver course materials? Personally, I'd recommend Moodle - it's open source (free), easy, and intuitive, so it's a good starting point.

With Moodle, you create categories, then courses within those, and then topics that have activities and resources. You can assign lessons, assessments and more via Moodle.

Another thought is how are you going to work with the local education authorities to ensure that the work students do for you, online, count for credits?


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