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Rural schools look to online courses

Alaska educators hope new online courses will help students, especially...small and large schools have taken online courses from the district's home school...Peterson's district has developed 10 online courses on its own, it joined Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062503/loc_webschool.shtml
News
The enigma of support for higher education: Impact on Alaska

...scale not imagined earlier through massive open online courses or MOOCs. Online courses permit universities to spread the cost of the...empirically if just more access via massive open online courses at lower costs will address the changing demographic...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-04/enigma-support-higher-education-impac
Opinion
Learn how to fly cast, fish or fence

...details on the fencing course, contact instructor Karl Marx at 209-8143 or by email at thekarlmarx@acs.com. Some online courses that may be of interest for the outdoor enthusiast include Composting, Digital Camera Basics, Gardening 1: Groundwork...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-02-22/learn-how-fly-cast-fish-or-fence
Outdoors
Distance education: Taking the body out of 'student body'

...said Ken White, who teaches online courses for the University of Phoenix...said from Everett, Wash. In his online courses students discuss his lectures...same time. Every student in his online courses participates in discussions...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101401/Loc_distancemain.shtml
Local
Governor proclaims June 'Safety Month in Alaska'

...that brings attention to critical safety issues. As part of National Safety Month, the NSC is also offering free online courses: June 7-13 Teen Driving Safety. Free registration for "Alive at 25 Parent Program" is available online at http...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060910/reg_651026948.shtml
Parents, students and teachers speak against cutting Japanese and French classes at JDHS

...future option also might include online courses available to students who wish...Orford also was not keen with online courses, saying that the communication...said as a freshman she took all online courses and found they didn't teach...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-05-18/parents-students-and-teachers-speak-aga
Local
Report questions efficiency of university system

...report noted that the campuses offer duplicate courses and academic programs, like teacher education. Gamble said online courses and distance learning lessen the need for duplicate courses.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012311/sta_774916159.shtml
News
Alyeska school shutdown would cost jobs in Juneau

...its structured approach. The courses and lesson plans were developed by certified teachers on staff. All but 18 online courses are offered by mail. Parents help their children through lessons and send assessments to teachers, who give guidance...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030603/loc_schoolclose.shtml
News
Don't slash valuable school

...and support whenever needed, and are friendly and helpful. ACS has grown technologically as well. They offer more online courses every year, and embrace the new methods of communication that the Internet offers. The main reason Murkowski gives...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031003/opi_slashschool.shtml
Opinion
Rebuilding something better

...the jobs of the future. We can reallocate funding to help them modernize their facilities, increase the quality of online courses and ultimately meet the goal of graduating 5 million more Americans from community colleges by 2020. Providing all...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071309/opi_462726176.shtml

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