There are online courses being offered all over the world from kindergarten to retirement.I have had the privilege of teaching kindergarten to University students in different online environments in variety of content areas, including ESL. It works and there is a lot of potential. However, I still advocate that the “most positive” personalized learning environment comes from a “Blend” of face to face and online learning opportunities.
Blending some of these online courses into the “regular” face to face classroom will be the next step in Educational Technology.
The benefits for a Bilingual program? Think about the fact that our kids could have access to teachers, students and programs from around the world. The digital projects could include students from Mexico, Spain or France!
Yesterday, MIT and Harvard stated that they have created the “platform” for the future of Online Learning. What do you think?