All news tagged with virtual school

Published: Thursday, 20 December 2012
Website Pamojo Education

Paul Bacsich and Giles Pepler of Sero were present at a "soiree" for experts in e-learning based in and around Oxford, UK. This was hosted by Pamoja Education and organised in conjunction with the Sero VISCED team. This is likely to have been the final VISCED dissemination event in the project's funded period – unless readers of this website know better! All guests got copies of the Handbook (Volume 1) and the brochure. Pamoja Education  is a virtual school based in Oxford. It offers a wide range of online International Baccalaureate courses and has been under way for three years.

Published: Sunday, 3 June 2012
District administraaion news site

Oakland County students who are already enrolled in Michigan’s only two cyber charter schools will have more options now that Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation that allows the number of schools offering all classes on computers to increase to 15 by 2015. Many Oakland County superintendents and other educators are opposed to the move to allow more cyber schools before there is more evaluation on the two existing schools that can enroll students anywhere in the state.

Published: Sunday, 3 June 2012
OHSP website

The Open High School System (OHSS) Act establishing the OHSS as part of the Philippine Department of Education alternative secondary education programme was approved on 1st of June 2012. The OHSS will encourage self-learning and will start piloting alternative quality education through print, TV, radio, Internet, teleconferencing, multimedia and computer. The bill covers all youth and adults who have finished elementary education and all other who qualify for high school education. It will adopt the National Secondary Education Curriculum.

Published: Thursday, 9 February 2012
Front page eSchool News February 2012

This month's eSchool News leads with a feature article about the worries educators have concerning the fast pace of growth of virtual schools in the US. Highlighting the fact that regulation is finding it difficult to keep up with the virtual school boom, this article tackles the age-old debate as to whether online learning is as good as face-to-face teaching.The article focuses in part on Colorado where a row has broken out provoked by the significant growth of online schools in this state. Read more online.

Published: Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Laura dekkers onboard her sailboat Guppy

It's good to see that Laura Dekkers, the 16 year old who recently sailed single-handedly around the world onboard her yacht Guppy, suceeded in a dream that has inspired her since she first set off sailing at the tender age of 5. Her success raises some questions though about the extent to which educational authorities can enforce their decisions when it comes to compulsory education.When Laura and her parents first made their plans known in 2009 when Laura was 13, the Dutch authorities strongly opposed them on the grounds that she would be neglecting her education. Eventually she was allowed to go ahead on the condition that she followed regular online tuition and kept up with her school work. Laura enrolled in the Wereldschool which provides teaching programmes for Dutch-speaking children who stay abroad with their parents.

Published: Sunday, 4 December 2011
Library in Brisbane School of Distance Education

The Brisbane School of Distance Education (BSDE) is located in the quiet suburb of Coorparoo, not far from the legendary Gabba cricket ground.  When Barry Phillips of Sero recently visited, he was welcomed to the BSDE by the Executive Principal and introduced to two visitors on a fact finding mission from the Department of Education of the Chinese province of Jiangsu. BSDE is an Education Queensland (the educational arm of the Queensland Government) distance education school which supports students from prep to Year 12 and which also includes adults in its Year 10-12 cohort.

Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Virtual School Symposium (VSS) taking place in the US

This symposium takes place on 9-11 November 2011 in Indianapolis, USA. It will bring together over 2,000 representatives from national, state, district, private and other virtual school programmes to attend the industry's leading event in K-12 online and blended learning.

Published: Friday, 12 August 2011
guides to virtual and 'hybrid' schools

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, with the support of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, has commissioned six deep-thought papers that the Institute hopes will collectively address the thorniest policy issues surrounding digital learning.

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