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Does Distance Learning Work?

(Farmington) Since students returned to learning many questions have been brought up about the quality of education students get through distance learning. Amanda Sullivan, Assessment Coordinator with the Farmington Schools, says there are many options to consider when choosing to be a distance learner.

Sullivan believes that the second semester at Farmington has been much better because of everything they learned during the first semester. Also the resources and support between the homes and the school have helped improve the level of learning for distance learners. However, there is one variable that you can’t replace.

Distance learning created issues for parents as well. Most of them do not have the skills to teach effectively. Alison Hensly is the Instructional Practices Coordinator at Farmington. She explains how the distance instructors had to teach more than their students.

Farmington has about 500 students enrolled in distance learning.

Full interview with Amanda Sullivan and Alison Hensley.

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