- The acquisition of mission-critical tools that foster collaboration and enable effective communication;
- The implementation of a flexible, focused curriculum that can be tailored to the individual student;
- The relevant, timely, and in-depth training of all stakeholders, including administrators, teachers, and parents; and,
- The development of an immediate, effective technical and academic support system.
Still, my professional learning network on Twitter (@HoneyFernDotOrg) is doing great things in the classroom, inlcuding mystery Skype sessions with other classes across the country, helping their kids design videogames and "flipping" their classes; Edmodo and Moodle and other online platforms are more conducive to collaboration, and Google+ offers tools, too. I am still not totally convinced that all online is the way to go, but there are inroads.