Online Credit Recovery Emphasizes Personalized Learning
Developers of Online Credit-Recovery Courses Say They Are Constantly Trying to Figure Out What Will Motivate Students
This school year in the Los Angeles Unified School District, there’s been a major shift in the way classes are provided to the students who need to repeat courses they have failed.
Traditionally, options for those students might be summer school classes or sitting through the same course the following semester, sometimes even with the same teacher. But now, many students who were unsuccessful the first time around can approach a course in a totally different way: online.
“We have an explosion in online credit recovery going on,” said Themistocles Sparangis, the chief technology director for the 680,000-student district. “That explosion negates the whole idea that virtual instruction is not for...
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