Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Online School Solutions

My husband and I were talking the other day to our kids (ages 11,10 & 6) about how we learned on computers that ran the DOS program with a green screen and there was no such thing as the internet. It is amazing how much has changed in such a short time. Now my oldest two have their own cell phones and they all know their way around a computer (yet they can’t seem to turn off the TV when they leave the room =0) ). My kids are definitely part of the iGeneration (generation raised on technology) so I was very excited when MomSelect gave me the opportunity to review

The website is ran by KC Distance Learning ( a leading provider in distance learning programs for middle and high schools) and they definitely have the iGeneration in mind. The classes also look way more fun than the online classes I took in college several years ago. Their interactive curriculum takes advantage of multimedia capabilities through the use of avatars, animations, sounds, real time instructions, interactive games, forums and manipulatives. They believe that everyone learns differently and they accommodate this theory by providing flexible middle school and high school programs. You can learn on your own time and in your own way. The distance learning program is great for those students who are looking for extra challenges such as advance placement classes or electives that fit their interest. The program is also great for school districts that are experiencing cut backs, kids who are home schooled or those students who move around a lot and are looking for a consistent learning environment.

Online School Solutions is so easy to use, just click on your state and see what programs are available in your area. The Keystone school (ran by KC Distance Learning) is a private school and will require tuition. Some states will also have a public school option (free tuition) called IQ Academy which KC Distance Learning operates in conjunction with public and charter schools. If you are interested in distance learning I would definitely check out it seems like they have a very comprehensive and interactive program that is geared towards the iGeneration.

*I was compensated for this review but my opinions are my own.


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