Partners in the VISCED project carried out an inventory of innovative ICT-enhanced learning initiatives and major ‘e-mature’ secondary and post-secondary education providers for the 14-21 age group in Europe. This entailed a systematic review at international and national levels including a study into operational examples of fully virtual schools and colleges. The outputs of this work have been analysed and compared to identify relevant parameters and success factors for classifying and comparing these initiatives.
This initiative remains open to researchers and policy makers, all outputs have been published on the VISCED project wiki and website and include:
- An inventory of virtual schools and colleges worldwide made publicly available on a research wiki
- A series of in-depth case studies chosen from the exemplars identified in the research work: 11 virtual schools and 1 virtual college.
- Very first Colloquium of European virtual schools and colleges (22 May 2012, Sheffield, UK): videos, interviews and presentations are available online
- Webinar on VISCED Outputs (10 December 2012): recording and presentations available online
- VISCED Handbook - “Virtual Schools and Colleges - Providing Alternatives for Successful Learning” Volume 1 & 2
- Brochure in multiple languages summarising project outcomes
- Setting up of International Advisory Committee and organisation of 3 IAC meetings at relevant events.
This project started on 1 January 2011 and ran for two years. It was funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission (project number: 511578-LLP-1-2010-1-GR-KA3-KA3MP).
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