You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe



An effective way for schools to maximize resources

Your Dec. 19 editorial “Online classes in schools aren’t just a way to save money” rightly points out that online learning can be an effective solution for schools to maximize their resources, better engage students, and even expand course offerings.

The efficiencies of technology allow on-site teachers to focus more on one-on-one or small-group student instruction, while the interactivity of online curriculum motivates students to invest more time in learning. A recent study of students from Bedford County schools in Virginia indicated that students who spent more than 50 hours on their online math courses received grades that were 10 percent higher than those who spent less time.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week