Virtual schools can provide education for students who cannot – or choose not to – attend a physical school. We can define online schooling as education that uses technology to deliver instruction and support regular, substantive interaction between teachers and students. Nancy Sheehan is an experienced teacher who has spent over 20 years teaching in traditional classrooms and blended learning environments that incorporate educational technology. Nancy believes that virtual schools are one way to offer high-quality education across geographic boundaries while also helping those who do not have access to quality public education choices.
As teachers and schools move to online education and away from a strict traditional education environment, what are the key differences between these two approaches to teaching and learning.
What does literacy mean?
Before we look at internet literacy, it is useful to understand what literacy means. Literacy is the ability to read and write and to understand the meaning of the words you read. Most of us learn how to read at school and are provided with a suitable material in a structured manner to develop this skill.