Students can now complete their online high school education via tablet-friendly courseware

Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) today announced a newly optimized learning platform for their online high school program. Students can now access their courseware and learning management system via tablets. The launch will enable students to further manage their online education anytime, anywhere.

The optimized system will be launching mid-April for new students. As part of the upgrade, all video and audio have been optimized to stream on both desktop and handheld devices. In addition, all course features are now accessible without the need of any third-party plugins. The tablet-ready courseware will be available for all core academic courses, as well as various workforce certificate tracks at launch, with the remaining career tracks rolling out by July.

“We want to empower our students to complete their education on their terms,” said Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO and Superintendent of Schools for SHCOE. “We are constantly innovating and improving our technology in order to meet the demands of 21st-century learners.”

The learning management system and courseware have been optimized for 7–8 inch tablets, based on partner and student feedback on the most frequently used learning devices. The remaining career programs will become optimized throughout 2017.

“Making our courses accessible from any learning device is one of our core strategic initiatives,” said Wendy Kauffman, SHCOE’s Chief Operating Officer. “We worked with our partners to identify their highest priorities to best meet the needs of students and employers. For example, it was important that we immediately roll out the accessible career courses in the Retail Customer Service and Food and Hospitality majors, which are important career tracks for valued partners like Walmart and McDonald’s, respectively.”

The high school program is available directly to students who want to enroll, or via scholarship programs in partnership with public libraries, corporations, workforce boards, and non-profit organizations.

The workforce-aligned program was designed to reengage adult high school dropouts back into the education system and prepare them for careers. In addition to an accredited high school diploma, graduates earn a credentialed career certificate, further positioning them for success in the workforce.

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