Oaks Christian Online Turns to Top Tech

Online High School Increases Course Quality and Student-Teacher Interaction with Portable, Media-Rich LMS

Online PR News – 11-June-2016 – Los Angeles, CA – PRESS RELEASE

Tamara Dean Heimberg, Ed.D.

Leading Online High School Increases Course Quality and Student-Teacher Interaction with Portable, Media-Rich, Open-Source LMS

Friday, June 10, 2016, Westlake Village, CA --- Oaks Christian Online (OCO), a fully accredited online high school, puts the focus on providing a high quality student experience by using the cloud-based, open-source learning management system Canvas by Instructure. The cloud-based software enables OCO to offer engaging, high quality online courses with more interaction between students and teachers.

“Course quality, student-teacher interaction and student feedback are three of the most important criteria for building a solid online program. Students are more satisfied with their online classes when the software is fast, portable and engaging. Students also benefit from live interaction with their cohort and teachers,” states OCO Director Vicki Conway. In addition, Conway adds, “While Canvas is more widely used in higher education, we decided to implement this software for our online college prep high school program in order to provide students around the world with a more modern, interactive learning experience. One of the cutting edge features of our platform is that we can offer our online courses to students at other schools using Canvas where we have a trust relationship.”

Advantages of using this software include: embedded media-rich learning content using games and videos; interactive learning tools (interactive Chemistry periodic table, pause and respond video in American Sign Language); strong teacher presence where instructors can provide live feedback to students’ assignments; embedded web conferencing to accommodate students enrolled in an online class from locations around the world; and; far less technical issues and technical support calls from students due to the easy to use, intuitive and reliable cloud platform.

“We are attracting top students from all over the U.S. and around the world. We offer one of the best fully online and fully accredited high school programs and, it’s important to us that our students have access to top technology, top instructors and a high quality digital curriculum,” states Kris Thabit, OCO Founding Board Member.

OCO’s college preparatory high school is a leader in online learning in the nation and around the world. OCO’s WASC accreditation, UC and NCAA approved courses, community service requirement and college counseling course, distinguish OCO from other online high school programs as academically rigorous and highly reputable with strong student outcomes - 100% of OCO graduates were accepted to 4-year colleges. OCO offers a competitive tuition rate of $7,750 per year for full-time students.

For more information about Oaks Christian Online, please visit: http://online.oakschristian.org/.

Oaks Christian Online School
31749 La Tienda Drive
Westlake Village, California 91362