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An online instructor who teaches over 1,000 students annually, Dr. Browning is a former faculty member at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management as well as a member of the American Association of Grant Professionals.Greg Beatty
With over twenty years of experience in higher education as well as a PhD in English from the University of Iowa, Mr. Beatty has taught in the traditional classroom, correspondence courses, online courses, and hybrid courses. He's also served on a range of committees and college advisory boards, and as an area chair for humanities.
Question: Will my child be taught the Common Core if he attends online school?
Question: Is it possible for my child to take STEM courses while attending online school?
Question: Will my child's online school conduct a parent-teacher conference similar to a more traditional school setting?
Question: Online classes always ask for student bios. What should I put?
Question: Will my child be required to take standardized tests while he attends online school?
Question: How many online classes should I take at a time?
Question: Do the teachers at online schools have the same credentials as teachers at other schools?
Question: How dependable are the online rating websites for professors and teachers? I want to make sure I get a good teacher.
Question: If I enroll my daughter in a full-time online program, will she be able to have access to any of those extras like music, library, or even PE? Or will that kind of stuff fall on me?
Question: I want to improve my GPA while continuing to attend my local high school. Is it possible to keep going to my school while taking classes online and raise my GPA?