Alabama adding distance ed to all high schools
Alabama seems to be following the old model for deploying new technology if I understand this announcement correctly. They are using $85,000 to fund a distance learning classroom at each high school in the state. While they may be the first to do this at every high school they aren’t the first to use the strategy of dedicating a classrom for distance learning. Schools all over the country, and world for that matter, have been doing this for years. It’s a nice start but the technology needs to be mobile so that teachers can use this technology in their own classroom or from home rather than travelinig to the distance learning room for class.
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