Here’s another example of how online learning continues to make inroads in K-2 education. Twenty-five elite private academies in the United States, Jordan, China, Japan and Indonesia are offering full-credit, online courses through the Global Online Academy. One of those schools is Sidwell Friends in Washington, D.C., which President Obama’s two daughters attend. The program allows schools to expand their course offerings and connect students in different countries.
One example of the kind of opportunities online education makes possible:
In another class last year, students compared the urban landscapes of Detroit and Amman, Jordan. “When you bring those kids together I think the resulting dialogue is just much richer than it would be if you have a more homogenous class,” said John Austin, headmaster of King’s Academy in Jordan, which is one of the program’s founders.
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