Online learning is well-defined as a structured learning activity that uses internet based technology, resources and tools for learning and education. Protopsaltis and Baum said in the report that hybrid models of online learning avoid most of the pitfalls of fully online ones, at least when they feature strong in-person components and when online material and technology are used mostly as a supplement.
If a student wishes to enroll for more than a full-time course load, and not graduate early, it is likely that their own school district or Electronic High School (EHS) has options that they may be interested in, and students are encouraged to check on these resources.
Summer courses are funded as part of a student’s ordinary school year; unless the student has a Statewide Online Student Education Occupation Plan (SEOP) that allows for early graduation, any summer credits taken will reduce the number of credits, which the student may take across the remainder of the school year.
The number of Learning Management Systems (LMS) isn’t just increasing dramatically, but also in the quality, reach, and value of courses, with multiple opportunities for both trainers and companies looking to train staff, let alone individuals wanting to improve their range of skills.
Udacity â€” Udacity offers courses with paid certification and nanodegrees â€” with emphasis on skills desired by tech companies in Silicon Valley â€” mostly based on a monthly subscription, with access to course materials (print, videos) available for free.