ARE ONLINE AND DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS
BENEFICIAL TO SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS?
Stanley Peerless, JETS Partner
The research suggests that distance and online learning programs offer a variety of potential benefits that include:
· Enhancing curricular offerings;
· Engaging personnel that are well trained pedagogically and have subject matter expertise;
· Enhancing student learning through increased engagement, individualization, and differentiation; and
· Expanding the students' learning environment.
For this reason, the use of distance and online learning in public education has exploded in the last several years. The attached paper surveys the research on this phenomenon and suggests that now is the time for Jewish day schools and complementary schools to reap the benefits of these new technologies. It also provides suggestions for maximizing the success of distance and on-line learning.
Modern technology has changed the way in which students learn and has simultaneously provided new venues for effectively delivering educational services. Distance and online learning have the potential to significantly enhance Jewish education if properly employed. Read more …