Professional Learning

By the Numbers: Online Learning

The number of real students in cyber classrooms is on the rise.

January 12, 2008

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Twenty-six states offer full-time onlineschooling programs forgrades K-12, up from fivestates in 2007.

Last year,Michigan became thefirst state to require highschool students to have onlinelearning experience beforethey graduate.

Today, anestimated 92,000 students areregistered atmore than 190cybercharterschools.

Tech proponents are increasinglyadvocating for a blended learningenvironment that mixestraditional classroominstruction withonline coursework.

Many students pursue online learningto secure courses not offered at school,to work, or to receive extra help.

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