Going the Distance for COR Training  

More and more students are looking to the Internet for educational opportunities via distance learning. Prospective students and individuals responsible for teacher professional development should read this article to gain insight into the advantages, and misconceptions about the world of distance learning and how distance learning is changing the state of college coursework for early childhood educators and Head Start staff. Specifically, this article focuses on the Child Observation Record (COR) courses that have become more commonly offered through various online sources.

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Head Start Bulletin

by Jill Witherall

An online educational experience is exciting. Being part of this adventure in learning is one way to build and share knowledge and skills at your own pace, in your own place.

The number of post-secondary adults taking distance learning courses via the Internet keeps growing. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2001 there were more than three million post-secondary adults taking distance learning courses via the Internet. Why is this becoming an increasingly popular way to take classes? What are some misconceptions as well as advantages of online courses?

In this article, Jill Witherall explores why distance learning has become such a popular way to take classes, the advantages of online courses, and common misconceptions about them. She highlights early childhood courses, specifically COR, an observational record-keeping system used by many Head Start programs.

Article: Online COR (Child Observation Record) Courses: Going the Distance for Training by Jill Witherall. ReSource Magazine Article Fall-Winter 2005. Available online at: http://www.highscope.org/NewsandInformation/ReSourceReprints/Fall 05/Online COR Courses.pdf

Jill Witherall is a High/Scope Field Consultant. T: 814-255-5495.

"Going the Distance for COR Training." Witherall, Jill. Professional Development. Head Start Bulletin #79. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2007. English.

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Last Updated: November 13, 2014