Distance learning is an ever-evolving mode of education that has the ability to truly enrich the lives of rural students and prepare them to thrive as adults in an ultra-competitive global economy.
Today’s modern technologies empower educators to expand K-12 curriculum with a deeper learning approach that goes well beyond the textbook. Through applications like person-to-person video conferencing, virtual field trips, cultural immersion lectures and much more, rural students gain access to education opportunities they would not otherwise experience due to limited school district resources and budgetary restrictions.
NGN’s latest eBook, “Exploring the World from the Classroom: Introducing Distance Learning to K-12 Schools in Rural Communities”, presents the origins of distance learning, outlines its benefits to rural K-12 students and cites real-world instances of how distance learning has been an invaluable resource within NGN’s geographic footprint.
The eBook also offers best practices to overcome common obstacles of implementing a distance learning program and includes guidelines to keep in mind when partnering with a fiber optic network to support the initiative’s broadband requirements.
If you’re interested in learning how distance learning can transform your classroom and about the path to implement a program in your school district, please download “Exploring the World from the Classroom: Introducing Distance Learning to K-12 Schools in Rural Communities” below.