Why take online art classes in Ohio?
Given the recent and well-publicized fiscal shortcomings when it comes to higher education in Ohio, it is entirely possible, although not guaranteed, that these online art schools can offer the same resources as most of the best art schools across the state. The technology at the online art schools will be mostly the same technology and software students will use in the real world, so they can’t help but get comfortable with it, and their flexible class schedule means rural art lovers can experience the same education without needing to jump through hoops.
In addition, Ohio has a number of thriving urban art communities, especially in Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati that offer young art students a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the local art community and make a name for themselves.
Online Education in Ohio Overview
Online education proponents are watching Ohio closely as the state has become one of the pioneers in state-backed digital learning initiatives. The dearth of fiscal support has created a need for cost-effective and flexible online learning programs to make up for some of the issues. In fact, the state legislation created a task force recently in order to find ways to expand digital learning in the state.
The national campaign Digital Learning Now gave Ohio high marks in some areas such as the quality of choices and the lack of barriers to access, but the campaign also noted that Ohio has almost zero infrastructure set up to support the initiative and the schools in place are still working to become more effective and help students advance.
The good news is that Ohio legislators and policymakers seem genuinely committed to growing online learning throughout the state. Now the state just needs to find a realistic and effective way to create, support, and maintain online schools, and Ohio could be an incredible place for online education.