Online Learning Update

January 26, 2011

Online Learning: Finding Ways to Be Social in Virtual Schools

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

by Tina Barseghian, Mind Shift

Virtual schools have lots of advantages — ease of access, students learning at their own pace, flexibility with timing, extending education to hard-to-reach rural communities. But as someone who thrives on collaboration and working off the energy of others, I often wonder if it’s too much a solitary experience for learners. How will important social skills be learned when a student is confined to a computer at home?

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