Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

12-2015

Publication Source

Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age

Abstract

Although there are Federal programs that are intended to assist a wide range of people with getting a college education, the educational attainment statistics confirm that these programs are not reaching the students who are the least apt to go to college. This chapter describes how technology enabled 52 inner-city high school students, 49% of whom had cumulative high school grade point averages (GPA) that were between 1.0 and 1.9 points, to be dually enrolled in an online college class and their online high school classes. The class average for the quizzes the students completed was 88% and the students who took the final exam scored, on average, 86%. There were some unexpected delays and difficulties along the way, but the students performed at a college level in a difficult class.

Inclusive pages

585-610

ISBN/ISSN

9781466695771

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

Chapter 26 is made available for download from this repository with the express permission of the author and the publisher. Permission documentation is on file. The entire volume is available for purchase from the publisher's website, www.igi-global.com.

Book's citation: Wang, Victor C.X. (2015). Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of Publication

Hershey, PA