My 2017 E-Learning Platforms for K-12 paper looked at five of the online learning platforms that are currently being used by schools. What I discovered is that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The platform that a school or school district chooses to use will be determined by a number of factors such as course accreditation, teacher individualization, teacher-created content, target students, home versus school use, and the ever-elusive price. Before recommending any online learning platform, I would need to have additional details about how the service would be used and I would need a more thorough hands-on evaluation of each company’s product(s).
K-12 Online Learning Platforms
- Post author By Jeanne Stork
- Post date December 18, 2017
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- Tags adapted computer lab, adaptive technology, alternative assessment students, assistive technology, computer assistance, developmental disabilities, differentiated instruction, disability education, educational technology, fine motor skills, finger skills, instructional technology, learning management systems, multiple disabilities, online learning, special education
By Jeanne Stork
I am a special education teacher who supervised a technology lab for twenty five years. The lab had specialized software, adapted mice, additional adapted hardware, and picture symbol communication aids for students whose significant disabilities made it difficult for them to use the general computer lab. I taught students who could not climb the stairs to my lab in their classrooms. I also assisted teachers and other personnel in my school with their technology needs as time permitted. Before moving to the technology lab, I was a classroom teacher with a classroom computer that students and staff could use. Now, I am a semi-retired substitute teacher.View Archive →