Single-sex Test Validates E-Learning

I read an interesting article in the Washington Post recently about an experiment in single-sex eduction that’s happening in Maryland. Four schools are setting up small online courses for girls only, following recent trends to explore the value (or lack thereof) in gender-limited classrooms.

There are going to be lots of different opinions about experiments like this – some people will love the idea, others will say that it’s discriminatory, and still others will just wind up scratching their heads. But there’s one thing that everyone can agree on: it really does show just how accepted online learning has become by mainstream educators. According to the article, the number of K-12 students who took online classes increased by nearly 50% since the 2005-06 school year. Whether or not the experiment proves that girls will benefit from a specially tailored curriculum, there is no controversey over the fact that online education is a valid and innovative learning tool.
–ITC Erin