All news tagged with Featured Virtual School Initiative

Published: Saturday, 9 March 2013
Island School caters to the needs of home-educated children

Little Arthur Independent school in the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, is geared exclusively to the needs of home-educated children, offering a personalized educational service for 11 -16 year olds. Courses cover National Curriculum Maths, Science and English for 11-14 year olds (Key Stage 3) a range of University of Cambridge International GCSE's for 14-16 year olds and the school offers exam centre facilities being an approved University of Cambridge International Exam Centre.

Virtual School Project linking schools in Canada, China, Korea and Philippines

Published: Sunday, 18 March 2012

The KFIT International School Project (KISP) was initiated to provide teachers and students with an opportunity to expand their local boundaries and collaborate with other groups internationally in developing inter-cultural projects. The project connects schools from four countries (Canada, China, Korea, Philippines) to engage in project-based learning locally and internationally. The project was formally launched on 5 March 2012 at UNESCO Bangkok through an online meeting and video conference of all collaborating Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) and schools (teachers and students who will take part in KISP), held via Skype.

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Canada, China, Korea, Philippines, UNESCO

Emilia Romagna region launches the initiative [email protected]

Published: Sunday, 4 March 2012

The project addresses schools located in the mountain areas of the region and adopts innovative learning technologies to improve the educational offer in the mountain areas. Practical reasons often hinder kids from reaching a suitable school, leading to a situation in which kids of different ages have to stay in the same classroom. Funded by the Emilia Romagna region (300 k euros), [email protected] is coordinated by an interinstitutional committe grouping policy makers and providers. The project will last two years and address 156 primary schools, 86 lower secondary schools and 35 upper secondary school. During the first pilot year (2012/2013) 14 schools will be involved.

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Italy, remote schools

The Brisbane School of Distance Education

Published: Sunday, 4 December 2011

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.

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australia, distance education, initiative, virtual school
Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2011

On arriving at Open High School in the Sydney suburb of Randwick (a short bus ride from central Sydney and within walking distance of Bondi Junction) Barry Phillips from Sero was welcomed by the Principal, Deputy Principal, Head Teacher E-Learning and Head Teacher for Enrolment.  Open High School is a New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education and Communities (DEC) distance-education secondary school which offers courses in 13 languages to students from Years 9 to 12. Open High School is located in a former ‘physical’ school site.

australia, initiative

The inside story of InterHigh School, UK’s first-ever online school

Published: Friday, 29 July 2011

InterHigh have made available to VISCED the previously unpublished 2010 evaluation of InterHigh. This is based on in-depth interviews with InterHigh senior staff and with parents, teachers and pupils. It also incorporates views of two independent organisations (one public and one private sector) now associated with InterHigh.

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evaluation, interhigh, virtual classroom, virtual school

Think Academy - First Virtual School in Chile

Published: Monday, 25 July 2011

The Colegio Virtual Think Academy (Think Academy International Virtual School) is based in Santiago, the capital of Chile. It was founded in 2007 and is based on a pedagogical method which aims to enable young people to learn more and to socialize better, in addition to bringing the cost of education down. It is now in the process of opening the first fully virtual school in Chile and plans to cater for its first 60 students who are enrolled for this year.

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chili, virtual schoo, wiki

Think Academy, an international virtual school in Chile

Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A new interesting addition to our public research wiki, is the Think Academy International Virtual School in Chile, founded in 2007 with the aim to establish a platform for virtual education.

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Chile, Finnish model, Moodle, video conference, virtual school
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