Part of my recent thinking centers on the phrase "e-learning isn't for everyone." Remember that my experience and focus is secondary, middle and high school, but here me when I say that that phrase is becoming less and less true.
It's easy to say, and it's true that e-learning does tend to return initiative back into the hands of learners who have become comfortable responding to teachers who control the daily initiative*. So on that score we sometimes see kids flounder when they can't handle the new initiative. BUT, more and more we're going to see states requiring what Idaho already requires: that graduating seniors have taken a minimum of two of their classes in an online environment. Oklahoma is considering similar legislation. So . . . the fact is that e-learning IS for everyone, at least in Idaho.
*Note to self: I need to write a separate post about how e-learning puts initiative into the hands of students.
What other states are moving in this direction? Help, please--I'd love to expand my knowledge in this arena.