| Public Library students can access their Career Online High School courses via an Android tablet or iPad |
Gale’s product partner, Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), announced a newly optimized learning platform for their Career Online High School program. Students can 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 Food and Hospitality, General Career Preparation, Office Management, and Retail Customer Services career courses. The remaining career courses—Childcare and Education, Certified Protection Officer, Commercial Driving, and Homeland Security will be tablet accessible by July.
“We want to empower our students to complete their education on their terms. We are constantly innovating and improving our technology in order to meet the demands of 21st-century learners.”
—Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO and Superintendent of Schools for SHCOE
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 high school completion program is available to public libraries through Gale. Additionally, SHCOE partners with corporations such as Walmart, McDonald’s, and others—as well as workforce boards and non-profit organizations.
This innovative 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.
Career Online High School is currently available at more than 100 libraries across the county.