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Virtual education paige talia

  1. 1. Virtual Education
  2. 2. What is a Virtual School? <ul><li>A virtual school describes an institution that teaches courses entirely or primarily through online methods </li></ul><ul><li>In 2009, 45 states offered virtual schooling </li></ul><ul><li>Since the 2005-2006 school year there has been a 47% increase in virtual schooling </li></ul>
  3. 3. Advantages-Districts <ul><li>Decreased drop out rates </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching at-risk students </li></ul><ul><li>Classes are aimed at fulfilling state graduation requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Dual enrollment options </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advantages-Teachers <ul><li>More class options </li></ul><ul><li>Less conflict/behavior management issues </li></ul><ul><li>Anytime, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Custom-built course options </li></ul><ul><li>Great organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Technologically advanced </li></ul>
  5. 5. Advantages-Students <ul><li>More classes ( VIDEO ) </li></ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Anytime, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>More proficiency with technology </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Archived lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Less threatening/intimidating </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advantages-Students Continued <ul><li>Decreased dropout rate </li></ul><ul><li>More project choices </li></ul><ul><li>Project-based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Less expensive than private schooling </li></ul><ul><li>Outlet for creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple learning media </li></ul>
  7. 7. Disadvantages- District <ul><li>Takes away money from district </li></ul>
  8. 8. Disadvantages- Teachers <ul><li>Reaching out to different learners and differentiated instruction is difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching out to student with special needs that put them below grade level </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate communication or response to questions delayed </li></ul><ul><li>Unable to discipline for work not being finished </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to know the level kids are at when they are new to virtual learning </li></ul><ul><li>Impersonal relationship with students </li></ul><ul><li>Few training facilities for teachers </li></ul>
  9. 9. Disadvantages- Students <ul><li>Requires a lot of self motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities can be mixed up with all the flexibility given </li></ul><ul><li>Social interactions may be limited </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism increased </li></ul><ul><li>May be difficult if you learn best through listening rather than reading and doing </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of technology skills </li></ul>
  10. 10. What will the Future hold? <ul><li>SUCCESS! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative to Private Schooling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beneficial for Gifted Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Failure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced funding for Public Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too dependant on technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College and Careers </li></ul></ul>

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