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    1. 1. Cyber Schools
    2. 2. What is Virtual Education? <ul><li>Education that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is delivered electronically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Separates the teacher and the student by time or space, or both </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted by a certified teacher </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Who is Involved in Online Education? <ul><li>The student </li></ul><ul><li>The parent </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher </li></ul>
    4. 4. What are Their Roles? <ul><li>The role of the student is to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be aware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be self-directed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The role of the parent is to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve s a learning coach: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supervise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide guidance and assistance </li></ul></ul></ul>(Virtual Studies)
    5. 5. What are Their Roles cont’d… <ul><li>The role of the teacher is to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and maintain a learning environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide models for their students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide specific instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide feedback to students </li></ul></ul>(Virtual Studies)
    6. 6. Why Choose Virtual Education? <ul><li>Cyber Schools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pursuing other interests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide individualized learning: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expands educational opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits students with different learning styles and needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges advanced students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows students who struggle to learn easily </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Why Choose Virtual Education cont’d… <ul><li>Cyber Schools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates an online community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brings students together from all over </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows students to learn by observing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary focus is on education </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Disadvantages <ul><li>Educational Disadvantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Require high expertise to develop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers require special skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students need to be self-disciplined and be able to use a new set of tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require management and support systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They cost money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Haddad) </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Disadvantages cont’s… <ul><li>Other disadvantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No social activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loneliness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Best Online Schools) </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Cyber School vs. Traditional Schools VS.
    11. 11. References <ul><li>Alberta Education. (2006). e-Learning Profile 2006. Retrieved February 11, 2011 from http://education.alberta.ca/media/822080/elearningprofile.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Best Online Schools. (n.d.). Distance Learning Online: What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Attending a Distance School? Retrieved February 11, 2011 from http://www.best-online-schools.org/distance-learning-online.html </li></ul><ul><li>Furey, D., Murphy, E. (n.d.). K-12 Virtual Schools and Schooling. Retrieved February 11, 2011 from http://www.mun.ca/educ/faculty/mwatch/win05/MurphyFurey.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Government of Alberta Education. (2010). Online Learning Programs. Retrieved February 11, 2011 from </li></ul><ul><li>http://education.alberta.ca/Resources/OnlinePrograms.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Haddad, W. (2003). The Virtual High School; Potential, Experience, and Prospects. Retrieved February 11, 2011 from http://www.knowledgeenterprise.org/pdfs/Virtual_High_School.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Horowitz, J. (2008). Demystifying Cyber School – the Benefits of a Virtual Education. Retrieved February 11, 2011 from http://www.articlesbase.com/homeschooling-articles/demystifying-cyber-schools-the-benefits-of-a-virtual-education-306766.html </li></ul><ul><li>K12. (2010). How a K12 Education Works. Retrieved February 11, 2011 from http://www.k12.com/what-is-k12/how-k12-programs-work/ </li></ul><ul><li>Lalisan, E. (2010). Education Innovation: Cyber School, A new approach to Learning Via Internet. Retrieved February 11, 2011 from http://www.writearticles.org/Articles/Education-Innovation-Cyber-School-A-New-Approach-to-Learning-Via-Internet-29.html </li></ul><ul><li>Schulz, B. (2006). Benefits and Drawback of Virtual Education. Retrieved February 11, 2011 from http://www.learningbyts.net/LBConsultants/BenefitsAndDrawbacks.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Studies. (2005). Role of the Student and the Instrutor in e-Learning. Retrieved February 11, 2011 from http://www.virtualstudies.net/role-of-the-student-and-instructor-in-elearning.php </li></ul><ul><li>Vonderwell, S., Savery, J. (2004). Online Learning: Student Role and Readiness. Retrieved February 11, 2011 from http://www.tojet.net/articles/335.pdf </li></ul>

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