Drivers Ed Via Distance Learning

Distance learning comes in many shapes and forms … from bargain priced online traffic schools (need to fix that traffic ticket?) through online degree programs (the ticket to a better job?). To be honest, I’ve always considered distance learning to be squarely within the realm of adult education. I guess my eyes weren’t open quite wide enough. It’s time to rethink that thought …

In response to last month’s piece on distance learning, Gnomie Irene wrote:

My daughter is taking Drivers Ed via distance (learning) and will be taking Safety Ed the same way. Both are required for high school graduation and Drivers Ed is needed to get a learner’s permit for driving for those under 18. The high school requires that we use certain providers. Online classes require more self discipline on the part of the student. This can be a challenge on the high school level.

I’m glad I didn’t take Drivers Ed as a distance learning course. I have fond memories of that class with Mr. Webb … and the time spent behind-the-wheel, too. There’s nothing quite like learning how to drive while it’s raining cats and dogs and you’re headed down US Route 1 on a white-knuckle ride …

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