The Foothills School Division is looking at some changes to how students learn online.

Director of Distributed Learning for the Foothills School Division Doug Stevens says they're taking advantage of new software technology.

"The biggest shift in the past year was the addition of a piece of a software called Zoom, which allows video conference calls to happen between classrooms."

Stevens says "It allows you to have up to 100 simultaneous connections to the classrooms, and allows students to save lessons to their hard drives."

He says typically, this software is used by businesses who are conducting conference calls, but The Hub utilizes it for learning.

The Hub combines both in class and online learning together, and allows students to access materials with more flexibility.

Stevens says "Having that online component allows students to be more flexible, and gives them more choice in terms of access to learning, and how long they can spend on a given topic."

The new software has been integrated this year, and plans for making The Hub program accessible for more students is currently in the works. 

 

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