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Use Distance Learning When Flu Strikes

Posted on 09/29/2009

EdWeek is hosting a free Webinar on October 8 at 11 a.m. on the role of e-learning when the flu or other emergencies strike. Concerns about the H1N1 flu virus causing school closings or significant absences are pushing schools to use technology more heavily in their day-to-day activities and prompting them to look at creative ways of ensuring continuity of learning. Some schools with e-learning tools or programs already in place are expanding or speeding up their use. Such tactics are also being considered for use when hurricanes, snow, or other situations prompt school closings.

Moderator:
Michelle R. Davis, senior writer, Education Week’s Digital Directions

Presenters:
Susan D. Patrick, president and chief executive officer, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (INACOL)

Debra S. Munk, principal, Rockville High School, Maryland

Alice E. Owen, executive director of technology, Irving Independent School District, Texas

You can register for this free, live event.