Saturday, January 24, 2009

More about ACCESS

As I wrote in my post concerning ALEX, ACCESS, or the Alabama Connecting Classroom, Educators and Students Statewide, is a virtual classroom in which students can take many classes that are not offered in their high school. Even home schooled students can choose to take the classes with the approval of their local superintendent. Upon researching their site, I found that both Psychology and AP Psychology are among the classes offered by this program, which greatly increases the possibility that this program will be helpful to me as a teacher.

As a future educator with a lot of experience with computers, I could definitely see myself taking part in this program. It is great that students that go to smaller schools that are unable to offer a vast selection of classes are not held at a disadvantage. This could also help reduce the disparity of education between schools in wealthy and poorer districts. Now children in any type of school could take the exact same class with the exact same level of instruction. I believe ACCESS to be a beneficial program and a great way to utilize new advances in technology.

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