Any Time, Any Place: Online Advanced Placement Courses for High School Students
Carol Shepherd, National University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Increasingly, students are participating in Advanced Placement courses in their respective high schools. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, the situation is not equitable across the country, and many students are unable to take these classes. By utilizing technological advances, these AP courses could be offered to all students, in all areas of the United States, from all socio-economic groups. The students would require access to computers with Internet connections, and would be able to participate in these classes online. This paper reviews the literature regarding virtual high schools and the benefits and possible disadvantages of offering Advanced Placement courses online to high school students. Research indicates the benefits of taking AP courses in high school are significant. Therefore, they should be available to all students, in all areas.
Shepherd, C. (2003). Any Time, Any Place: Online Advanced Placement Courses for High School Students. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2504-2507). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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