Originally published Sept. 2, 2017 in the Post and Courier.
Marlaine Black scoffed when her son broached the topic: “Virtual physical education.” How could that be a real thing?
“To me it was comical,” said Black, a Mount Pleasant resident.
But by the time her son Benjamin had completed the online PE course for high school credit this summer through VirtualSC, a free state-run program, she was sold on the idea.
For a self-motivated student like Benjamin, some argue that a self-paced online course can be just as effective as a traditional gym class. Read More