Online Schools Growing Yet Reasons Students Choose Them Haven't Changed

THE Journal | Dian Schaffhauser | January 25, 2017

Although the number of students who take online or blended courses is elusive, the reasons they go the virtual route for their studies tend to fall into a few specific categories: academic, personal or health-related or because of other "life interests and circumstances." A new report issued by the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning suggested that these reasons haven't changed in the two decades since online options first surfaced. What has changed is the pace of growth among students choosing to attend blended and online schools and the number of such programs introduced or adopted by "traditional" districts... read more