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Online Learning Concept

By definition, "virtual education" is the study of credit and non credit courses from world-wide remote sites that are neither bound by time or physical location. In essence, a student connects with other students and an instructor in both real and virtual time. Whether in a plane comfortably cruising at 33,000 feet, or at home, at any given moment a student can log into a virtual classroom. From a desktop or laptop, e-mail assignments can be sent and received. Study, research, discovery and new knowledge are at a student's fingertips. It is here that the student's enthusiasm level is piqued.

At San Francisco's Galileo High School, Chris Kaegi, a bright young math teacher, shared a particularly important perspective: "I have a general sense of my student's skill gaps, but I have 180 students, so even if I know the weak areas, I can't do anything about it." It is clear that there is no standardized methodology of teaching, and there is no methodology for personalized skill-gap analysis. Another problem loomed large. "With an average annual salary of only about $43,000, teaching does not compare favorably with other professional opportunities available to talented individuals," a 2002 National Education Association Research study reported. Less than a third of the teachers and tutors in math and sciences had relevant backgrounds. American schools expected these teachers to come up with the teaching methodology, then execute on it.

We here at OLK12 offer completely customizable online learning tools. Through OLK12's unique infrastructure, your clientelle will have the opportunity to access and interact at their convenience, 24 hours a day and 7 days per week.

 



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At OLK12 and within the online learning concept, we start with the same principles that any good classroom would start with. We then take advantage of what you can do in an online world more easily than you can if you are a classroom teacher with limited resources. Some of the things we are able to do extremely well in the online world is address different learning styles by integrating images, graphics, audio, video, and hands-on activities into the environment. It is easy to provide multiple representations of concepts. We have developed our own set of guiding principles regarding content delivery in an online world. We talk about chunking text, trying to keep pages short and keeping the amount of text short. We want to keep students alert and engaged. One of the most powerful things about online learning is that students are able to move at their own pace and study during their leisure time.