The AVI CHAI Foundation is pleased to share with you a baseline report on the state of online and blended learning in Jewish day schools during the 2011/12 school year.
As part of AVI CHAI’s mission to support sustainable Jewish education, in October 2010, we began promoting experimentation with online and blended learning in Jewish day schools throughout North America. Our motivation in doing so was twofold: 1) to improve the quality of education by increasing individualized instruction and enabling students to develop skills and ways of thinking that are needed in the 21st century, and 2) to reduce the cost of education. To date, AVI CHAI has invested a total of $2.5 million in this area of our work and has ambitious plans for continued programming.
AVI CHAI launched an online survey during the 2011/12 school year to gather information about the depth and breadth of online course offerings throughout Jewish day schools in North America. This was the first survey of its kind and we hope to repeat it periodically to measure the adoption of online learning in day schools.
Please share this report widely with your lay leaders, schools and community. We hope that this report will spark conversation about and experimentation with online learning as an important and cutting-edge educational modality for the 21st century.
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