Today’s college students are expected to enter higher education with a skill set that allows them to immediately engage in an interactive and collaborative digital learning environment. Navigating learning management systems, working in an online collaborative setting and proactively taking ownership of their learning are just some of the skills students need to be successful in higher education.
Unfortunately, a lack of computing devices, teacher understanding of how to best integrate technology in high school classrooms and robust digital learning materials limit the ability of high school students to be fully prepared. While many students are academically and cognitively ready to engage in college level coursework before leaving high school, they are limited in post-secondary options available via their local public districts. When students leave an Ohio high school, they should be prepared for college without remediation. Our partner’s have banned together to rethink how we prepare students for college.