‘Distance Learning’ week kicks off

first_img Published 10:00 pm Monday, February 1, 2010 Email the author “We have grown tremendously and continue to grow as more students are becoming aware of the opportunities the ACCESS program offers,” Davis said. “Presently, we are offering about 80 courses, including five languages – Spanish, French, German, Latin and Mandarin Chinese.“We offer all levels of math, English, plus two advanced placement classes and science. The ACCESS program also offers history, economics and world history.”In addition to videoconferencing classes, the ACCESS program offers online classes, which are extremely popular with the students.“Our students love the online classes,” Davis said. “Today’s students are so in tune with technology, and they like working online because they are in control. They can work at their own pace. They can move ahead quickly, or they can go back and re-read material. They work at a pace that suits them best.”Students don’t see the teacher “online” but they are in contact with the teacher via e-mail and can pose questions and receive feedback. A teacher must respond to a student’s questions within a 24-hour period. The online studies are built into the Alabama Course of Study and are not intended to displace the classroom teacher. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip ‘Distance Learning’ week kicks off By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Road fund debate ending? Discussions have continued this week in the Alabama State Senate over a road and bridge construction bill that could mean… read more “ACCESS, Alabama’s 21st Century Classroom, levels the playing field for all students,” said Reba Davis, ACCESS director. “Troy University is one of three ACCESS support centers. The other support centers are the University of Alabama and the Madison City School System.“The Troy University Support Center includes 27 counties and 143 schools in the southern area of the state with an enrollment of 10,000 this past year.”In its first year, the Troy University Support Center had an enrollment of 250. “The online classes also benefit the students by making it possible for them to take classes that aren’t offered at their school,” Davis said. “The online classes are beneficial to students who move from a school system that doesn’t offer a class or classes they want to transfer.”Ten thousand students are currently benefiting from videoconferencing and online classes offered through the ACCESS program with the Troy University Support Center. Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By The Penny Hoarder Alabama’s 21st Century Classroom was showcased as the Troy University Extended Learning Center open house Monday afternoon in celebration of Distance Learning Week, Feb. 1-5.Representatives from the Alabama State Department of Education attended the event along with members of the Troy University faculty and staff, Troy and Pike County elected officials and members of the community. All learned more about the ACCESS (Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide) program through demonstrations of the equipment used to facilitate the program.The ACCESS program was implemented in 2005 for the purpose of making sure that all students statewide have an equal opportunity to enroll in foreign language and advanced placement classes. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Articlelast_img read more