By Paul Bacsich, published Friday, 30 September 2011
We have spent September collecting together the various kinds of virtual schools we have found, both in Europe and outside it. We have also from the partners begun to make visits to virtual schools when they are close to partner locations - to begin to prepare for the case studies in Work Package 3. Classification is a big topic but one where we have much experience. However one topic that is newer to us is that there seem to examples of virtual schools which do not want to admit that there are virtual schools who do not seem to regard themselves as virtual schools or do not even want to admit that they offer distance learning to some categories of students.
This is not uncommon in some universities and some colleges in some countries - but in schools, where there is more of a need for an aspect of supervising younger children, it is perhaps more surprising.