Virtual Schooling An effective way for children and adolescents to learn. Table of ContentsØWhat is virtual schooling?ØCanadians and Virtual LearningØTraditional Classroom Learning vs. Virtual LeaningØHow is virtual school effective?ØGlobal AwarenessØSelf-Directed LearningØTime ManagementØInformation and Communications Technology LiteracyØProblem Solving SkillsØTeachers and ContentØExample of Virtual schooling activityØConclusionØReferences What is virtual schooling? Virtual schooling is a method in whichstudents use technology to support their learning.
“Any time, any place, any path, any pace.” -Floridas motto towards virtual schoolingCanadians and Virtual Schooling ØTechnology is apart of everything in Canada ØCanada is slowly starting to take advantage of the benefits of virtual schooling ØThe majority of Canadians have access to the internetTraditional Classroom Learning vs. Virtual LearningHow is virtual schooling effective?Virtual schooling is effective because itprovides : ØGlobal awareness ØSelf-directed learning ØTeaches students time management skills
ØHelps to improve ones information and communications technology literacy ØTeaches students problem solving skills ØHas excellent content and well trained teachers Global AwarenessStudents can interact with people thatlive in different areas around the world.This gives them the chance to learnabout: ØCulture and language ØWhat is going on around the world ØWhat education is like in other countries Self-Directed LearningStudents can direct their own learningpaths when they take part in virtualschooling by: Øworking at their own pace
Ømaking their own schedules Time management ØStudents that participate in virtual schooling have the opportunity to take responsibility for their time management ØStudents learn how to keep track of assignments and prioritize Information and Communications Technology LiteracyVirtual schooling gives students theopportunity to: ØMaster technology ØExercise and refine their 21st century technology skills ØLearn how to process, analyze, and present information efficiently and effectively.
Improve Problem Solving SkillsProblem solving involves group thinkingand development, which is used a lot invirtual schooling. Students in virtualschooling need to problem solve by usingtheir resources, which include: ØInternet ØContent ØGroup discussions ØTeachers Teachers and Content ØTeachers are well trained ØContent is rich ØVarious activities for different learning styles Example Of A Virtual Schooling Activity ConclusionVirtual schooling is an effective learningmethod for students to use. It is efficient
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