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In the era of online classes that are now finding their way into the high school curriculum, Senior Fellow Gene Maeroff warns teachers to make certain students learn to distinguish between accurate and questionable Web sites.

In the era of online classes that are now finding their way into the high school curriculum, Senior Fellow Gene Maeroff warns teachers to make certain students learn to distinguish between accurate and questionable Web sites.  He points out the advantages of these courses for stay-at-home mothers and working adults in his book, A Classroom of One: How Online Learning is Changing Our Schools and Colleges, but cautions that high school students should maintain ongoing communication with teachers of their online classes.

"There's a lot of garbage online," he commented. "[The] teacher should have
a very good way of helping these students and not leaving it to them to distinguish what has some veracity online."

The article, entitled "Mt. Olive High Offers Its First Online Course," appeared in the September 26 edition of the Newark Star Ledger.

Published Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2004

High School Teachers Should Monitor Online Courses

In the era of online classes that are now finding their way into the high school curriculum, Senior Fellow Gene Maeroff warns teachers to make certain students learn to distinguish between accurate and questionable Web sites.  He points out the advantages of these courses for stay-at-home mothers and working adults in his book, A Classroom of One: How Online Learning is Changing Our Schools and Colleges, but cautions that high school students should maintain ongoing communication with teachers of their online classes.

"There's a lot of garbage online," he commented. "[The] teacher should have
a very good way of helping these students and not leaving it to them to distinguish what has some veracity online."

The article, entitled "Mt. Olive High Offers Its First Online Course," appeared in the September 26 edition of the Newark Star Ledger.

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