Prevalence of Virtual Schools throughout the world and asummary of case examples from different parts of Europe Gi...
Virtual schools across the world• Virtual schools - and virtual schooling - exist in profusion in the USA (500?) and Cana...
Virtual schools & colleges in Europe: some figures• Currently over 70 initiatives identified in Europe, in 18...
Case studies and pilotsVISCED has undertaken case studies of eight European virtual schools ....• Bednet (Belgium – Flan...
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Prevalence of Virtual Schools throughout the world and a summary of case examples from different parts of Europe

This presentation was presented by Giles Pepler (Sero Consulting, UK) during a webinar on 10 December 2012, organised by the VISCED Partnership. This webinar focussed on the main outputs of the project. See http://www.http://virtualschoolsandcolleges.info
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  • 1. Prevalence of Virtual Schools throughout the world and asummary of case examples from different parts of Europe Giles Pepler, Sero Consulting – UK giles@sero.co.uk
  • 2. Virtual schools across the world• Virtual schools - and virtual schooling - exist in profusion in the USA (500?) and Canada (50?)• Well established in Australia, but few in New Zealand• “Thought” to be few and/or to have died out in Europe – NOT TRUE (80 or more)• In most countries of Latin America, but less visible in the Caribbean and Oceania• Very few in Africa (north and south only)• Asia much less clear to us – some now emerging
  • 3. Virtual schools & colleges in Europe: some figures• Currently over 70 initiatives identified in Europe, in 18 different countries• 30 to 50% initially established addressing issues of pupil inclusion• 50/50 private/public providers• Typical size: around 450-500 students• 50 % offering full curriculum• Broad pedagogical spectrum: from 100% online through to significant face-to-face interaction
  • 4. Case studies and pilotsVISCED has undertaken case studies of eight European virtual schools ....• Bednet (Belgium – Flanders)• Ensino a Distância para a Itinerância (Portugal)• InterHigh (Wales)• iScoil (Ireland)• Nettilukio – Otava Folk High School (Finland)• Rīgas Tālmācibas Vidusskola (Latvia)• Sofia Distans (Sweden)• Wereldschool (Netherlands).... and four from outside Europe:• Brisbane School of Distance Education (Australia)• Credenda Virtual High School (Canada)• Open High School, Sydney (Australia)• Open Polytechnic (New Zealand) – the only college on the list; they are much harder to findWe facilitated four pilot studies developing innovative approaches to ICT in England, Greece and Sweden:• 16 schools in Greece, through the Network for School Innovation• Notre Dame High School and The Sheffield College, both in Sheffield (England)• Ross Tensta Gymnasium, Stockholm (Sweden)