Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Minnesota High Schools Blend Online and

High schools in Minnesota have begun offering "hybrid learning"to blend online learning with more traditional classroom learning, according to the Star Tribune Saturday. Forest Lake High School, for example, will offer six such classes next year. These include creative writing, Web design and animal science. Students attend classes at the school two days a week and the rest of the class time online.

"One of the things we believe in fundamentally is that the online world is not an all-or-nothing system," says Steve Massey, principal.

For more information, or to see how other high schools in Minnesota approach the issue, see http://www.startribune.com/templates/fdcp?1279024095140