The first session from the Virtual Schooling SIG at the annual Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference was:
Critical Success Factors for Virtual Schooling: A Panel Discussion
Jason Huett, Unversity of West Georgia, USA
Charles Hodges, Georgia Southern University, USA
Kim Huett, University of West Georgia, USA
Michael Barbour, Wayne State University, USA
Jennifer Smolka, Walden University, USA
Are you about to start developing new virtual schooling opportunities for your students in a K-12 school or university setting? Bring your questions and concerns to this panel of online learning experts where we will address any pertinent issue from recruiting faculty and starting new programs to evaluating and improving existing programs to the benefits and drawbacks of private/public partnerships. No topic is off limits. This panel session will depend heavily on audience participation so come prepared with your questions and concerns to drive the discussion and to take advantage of the expertise of this diverse group of online learning experts—all on one panel!
As the session was a panel – and an unplanned one for the most part – there isn’t anything to really report. I tried to record the audio of the panel, but with four panelist and a lot of audience participation, the recording didn’t come out as planned so I can’t include it here.