Transforming and Turning Around Low-performing Schools: The Role of Online Learning

Transforming and Turning Around Low-performing Schools: The Role of Online Learning
Transforming and Turning Around Low-performing Schools: The Role of Online Learning
May 01, 2014

This review of the literature examines online learning as a core strategy for bold, dramatic curricular reform within transformational or turnaround models in improving low-performing K-12 schools. The analysis of the literature in this area found benefits of online learning in transforming and turning around low-performing schools to include: (a) broadening access for all students and providing opportunities for students to recover course credit, (b) the potential to motivate and engage students due to the flexible and self-paced nature of online learning, and (c) providing highly individualized and differentiated environments allowing for personalized learning. As a number of schools and school districts move to online learning, it can be used not only as a curricular reform, but also as a tool to improve student achievement and turning around low-performing schools.

Published in the May, 2014 issue of Journal of Educators Online

Suggested Citation:

Corry, M., & Carlson-Bancroft, A. (2014). Transforming and turning around low-performing schools: The role of online learning. Journal of Educators Online , 11 (2).