Online Learning http://wvtf.org en Giving Kids Access to Digital Textbooks http://wvtf.org/post/giving-kids-access-digital-textbooks <p>Virginia&rsquo;s school boards would have until 2017 to plan for complete student access to electronic textbooks IF they decide to use them &hellip; under a bill recommended by a General Assembly advisory panel.&nbsp; The measure aims to close a digital divide that&rsquo;s already opened up among some students who don&rsquo;t have access to e-textbooks at home.&nbsp; While the solution is more complex than it seems, panel members say fixing the problem can&rsquo;t wait.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:27:43 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 11558 at http://wvtf.org Giving Kids Access to Digital Textbooks VaNews for 05.21.13 http://wvtf.org/post/vanews-052113 <p>A University of Virginia history class that attracted 47,000 students and a look at the career of entrepreneur and politicans’ friend Jonnie Williams were the topics two of the most-read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s <a href="http://www.vpap.org/vanews">VaNews link</a> on <a href="http://www.vpap.org">vpap.org.</a></p><p><em>VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.vpap.org">vpap.org</a></em></p><p></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 14:56:07 +0000 Fred Echols 4719 at http://wvtf.org VaNews for 05.21.13 Changes for Online Educators http://wvtf.org/post/changes-online-educators <p>No action has been taken yet, but next month when the Virginia State Board of Education meets, it will discuss establishing new licensing requirements for educators who teach only online courses.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:33:03 +0000 Tommie McNeil 3407 at http://wvtf.org Changes for Online Educators Cyber Teachers http://wvtf.org/post/cyber-teachers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most educators agree that kids learn best when teachers tailor their approach, working one-on-one with students, but it’s too expensive for every child to have his or her own teacher.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Now, however, a Virginia psychologist is hoping to create a computer that can teach individualized lessons, adjusting speed and content based on a student’s face. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:35:51 +0000 Sandy Hausman 2008 at http://wvtf.org Cyber Teachers