Ineffective Grading Practices

Schools have policies to insure that students are treated fairly and have similar expectations across all courses. These policies are critical to ensure student achievement and graduation rates continue to improve. If a school district wanted to change one thing that would have a drastic and immediate effect on failure rate, they could revise their grading policy (Reeves, 2008). Continue reading “Ineffective Grading Practices”

A short history of online learning

Through the Mail

Distance learning is not a new concept in the field of education. Distance learning began in 1873, when Anna Eliot Ticknor, daughter of a Harvard professor, founded the Society to Encourage Studies at Home. This was one of America’s first correspondence schools, it was a distance learning school conducted through the mail. The school was targeted at the education of women and provided six disciplines to study; English, History, Science, French, German, and Art. Once accepted into the program, educators mailed syllabi to the students, who were then responsible for submitting assignments through the mail.

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