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Report: Vitural Schools and 21st Century Skills

Report » Vitural Schools and 21st Century Skills

Categories

Reform: School improvement

Authors

The North American Council for Online Learning and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Published

2006

Publisher

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Abstract

Online learning through virtual schools is one of the most important
advancements in attempting to rethink the effectiveness of education in the
United States. The virtual school provides access to online, collaborative and
self-paced learning environments – settings that can facilitate 21st Century
skills. Today's students must be able to combine these skills with the
effective use of technology to succeed in current and future jobs.

The full promise of virtual learning is dependent, however, on its ability to
incorporate 21st century skills in its instructional design, delivery and
implementation. Virtual school leaders, administrators and teachers must
ensure that students who learn in online environments are gaining the skills
necessary to compete as citizens and workers in the 21st century. This
document attempts to articulate a vision for 21st century learning in virtual
schools, and identify ways in which online learning can improve outcomes for
all students.

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