Some districts moving slowly with online courses

For more than a year, courses in algebra, biology, earth and space science and other subjects have been ready for Whiteland Community High School students to take online.

Teachers used a state grant to create the online courses in 2011, and once the programs were complete they were submitted to the state so that any school in Indiana could use part or all of them. Right now those courses’ Internet-based assignments, instructional videos and other components haven’t progressed beyond the minds and meetings of a few high school teachers.

No teachers at Whiteland are teaching the courses exclusively online. Some of the high school’s science teachers occasionally use portions of the courses in their classes, but few other teachers are blending their regular lessons with the available online assignments, teacher and project leader Chris Wood said.

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