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Online high schools getting recognized through big names in education sector

January 14,2012 by: admin

The Stanford University has taken up the initiative to offer its name to the diploma certification of around 30 seniors about graduate from an online high school in its Education Program for Gifted Youth.  The diploma certificate will bear the name of Stanford Online High School.

Educational experts, after five years of the introduction of the experimental program are considering the decision of the Stanford University a noble one and an achievement. With the line of difference between classroom-based learning and virtual learning approach continuing to becoming non-existent, the wise move of Stanford University are seen as a milestone in the world of education.

A number of other universities – though not of the statute of the prestigious university – are already known to run online high schools.  According to the president of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, Susan Patrick around 275,000 learners from across the nation is registered for regular online schools.

The University of Missouri have offered diplomas to around 85 students, while the and the University of Nebraska have gone forward to offer its name to around 250 students. The George Washington University Online High School established in January is the newest entrant in the league.

The Middlebury College in Vermont also took up the opportunity to operate with K12 last year in offering language courses through online high school to around 50,000 students across the nation.

The Stanford Online High School however, tends to remain the final destination for the talented and exceptionally skilled students. Mr. Ravaglia, a graduate from Stanford lead the way in forming the online education program of the prestigious university during the 1990s.

Following the 2001 establishment of the summer program for students in high school, Mr. Ravaglia suggested a blend of the two programs for catering to the students of high school of the Stanford standard requesting an online alternative.

Usually, in a learning session, around 14 students engage in watching a live-streamed lecture coupled with diagrams, videos, and other animations for brightening the lesson. Students having questions need to queue up and wait for the teachers to connect to them via an audio stream. An instant messaging forum instigates continuous discussion among students.

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