We’re working to set the standard for online readiness and give students the skills they need to thrive in the constantly evolving digital environment
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) November 10, 2014
Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced the release of new curriculum designed to help students learn and engage safely and successfully online. Edgenuity’s new Online Learning and Digital Citizenship course includes lessons on interacting with digital curriculum, understanding digital leadership and safety, practicing proper “netiquette,” dealing with online harassment and cyberbullying in effective ways, and a range of other topics.
The Internet is ubiquitous in the lives of today’s students. At the same time, online and blended learning is taking off, heightening the need for students to understand how to use technology appropriately in classrooms. Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen and author Michael Horn predict that 50% of high school courses will be taught online by 2019. At this rate, today’s students and generations to come will increasingly participate in online and blended learning environments in middle school, high school and beyond.
“We’re working to set the standard for online readiness and give students the skills they need to thrive in the constantly evolving digital environment,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “It’s essential for students to gain exposure to topics like writing and researching online, and to develop the self-discipline to manage their time and take greater ownership of their personal academic success.”
The new Online Learning and Digital Citizenship course teaches middle and high school students study skills with an emphasis on digital learning best practices and online self-awareness. The course includes on-screen teachers, full-screen videos, student scenarios, and a variety of tasks and assignments. It is comprised of 42 lessons broken into six units:
- Unit 1: Owning Your Academic Success – Getting motivated, setting goals, and managing your time
- Unit 2: Learning Online – Learning in the digital age, being a digital leader, understanding cyberbullying, and troubleshooting technology issues
- Unit 3: Reading and Note Taking – Pre-reading and post-reading, reading for comprehension, exploring reading tools online, and applying note-taking skills
- Unit 4: Researching Online – Working with online text sources, developing a research plan, conducting online search, and evaluating and citing sources
- Unit 5: Writing and Presenting – Managing projects effectively, writing in an academic voice, using organizational aids, and delivering effective multimedia presentations
- Unit 6: Studying and Test Taking – Studying independently and with others, getting the best score, and reviewing test results
High school students can continue to learn important study skills by enrolling in Strategies for Academic Success. This one-semester course offers a comprehensive analysis of different types of motivation, study habits, and learning styles to give students varying strategies for success.
Edgenuity provides engaging online education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP®, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and designed to inspire life-long learning. Fully flexible for use in any blended or online learning model, Edgenuity supports an environment where personalized learning is possible. With more than 200 semester-long courses and growing, Edgenuity is driving outcomes for millions of students in schools and districts across the country. For more information, and to see Edgenuity in action, visit Edgenuity.com.