According to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) “…more and more middle and high school students across the country are enrolled in online courses. This increase illustrates the success many students are experiencing. Reports indicate that most online learning courses are at least as successful as their face-to-face counterparts and many have a higher completion rate.” The efficacy of the online classroom is validated through reports such as the Florida Tax Watch report Final Report: A Comprehensive Report of Florida Virtual School . In a period of rising costs and teacher shortages in critical subject areas, online learning is considered one strategy for meeting districts’ needs. This growth, however, brings with it a need to ensure that policies for online learning develop in a way that will ensure quality.
Texas Education Agency Online Learning Programs
Through continued implementation and expansion of its Electronic Course Program (eCP) and through the current implementation of the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN), the Texas Education Agency is developing and carrying out a coordinated, statewide approach to online learning.
For additional information, contact:
Educational Technology Department
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701