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Homeschooling goes mainstream

Education is being enlarged. More choices, more options. F2F, augmented, blended, online learning, etc are enlarging options for learners and educators to deal with individual, personal needs and contexts. Much like content is fragemented from large holding structures (newspapers, books, courses), the entire education system itself is breaking into muliple specialized choices. For example – homeschooling goes mainstream: “Home education is now being done by so many different kinds of people for so many different reasons that it no longer makes much sense to speak of it as a political movement.”

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  1. Alvira wrote:

    Online learning has definitely had a significant impact on education. It is therefore not surprising to find that home education is influenced by the abundance of information available via online portals, programs, and utilities. As time goes on, the internet and online learning will undoubtedly continue to grow in prominence and be relied on by various models of learning. Alvira Khan, Florida Atlantic University, FAU Boca Raton Alumna, http://www.alvirakhan.com

    Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 6:46 pm | Permalink
  2. Morgan wrote:

    I dislike the idea of home schooling because I feel it takes away a very important social aspect of a person’s life. It’s sad to see home schooled children transfer to a public or private school and have no social skills.

    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 6:40 pm | Permalink
  3. Doug King wrote:

    I have heard from some involved in Michigan’s public schools that they are envisioning a mix of “home school” self directed studies and classroom time in the high school setting. Many high school students already take online courses during their last two years. They earn both college and high school credits simultaneously. Through these programs, they begin to take ownership of their education and get a good idea of what a full college course load will be like. As schools must continue to find ways to cut costs and young students and parents become more comfortable with online learning, this trend will likely grow exponentially. It would be great if students finished high school with all of their core junior college level courses completed. It would cut down dramatically on their college costs and very likely encourage more of them to reach even higher.

    Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 10:40 am | Permalink

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