Using technology in student learning is a new and huge responsibility for teachers and administrators. Mainly popular with university students, there appears to be no stopping online growth. This past year more than 2,500,000 U.S. students were enrolled exclusively in online courses.
Now online learning is expanding to include elementary, middle level and high school students who will work online while in classes. Some argue this is not best for students.
In Kansas, fourth- through eighth-graders in one McPherson elementary, and in Wellington fourth- and fifth-graders in one elementary and grades nine through 11 work online.