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Virtual High School – Distance learning for teens

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

I had the opportunity to write a few articles for Examiner on Virtual High School. If you haven’t heard about this wonderful distance learning program, start with this article:

Virtual High School: A world of learning opportunities 

then move on to the remaining articles to read the interview:

Virtual High School: VHS and distance-learning

Virtual High School: VHS impacts Richmond, the state of Virginia, and beyond

Virtual High School: Challenges to distance-learning

Virtual High School offers quality distance-learning educational opportunities for middle and high school students and professional development courses for teachers. After a federal education grant proved their methods successful, VHS became a non-profit entity in 1996. The focus at VHS is on the student: classes are small, content-focused, and facilitated by trained educators. VHS offers full-year as well as semester courses, Advanced Placement (AP) and Pre-AP courses, summer school for enrichment or credit recovery, and gifted courses…..

New Examiner Article: Will Brain-Twitter Interface breakthrough yield distance learning access?

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

I wrote an¬†Examiner article today exploring the possibilities for using the Brain-Twitter technology for distance learning. What an exciting possibility! Individuals with locked-in syndrome could use this technology to take a class or participate in online forums! Those of us who can use various forms of communication often do not consider the frustration experienced by those who are unable to communicate effectively. As a student and professor, learning is something I just naturally do – it’s hard to imagine not being able to take a class or write a paper.

Kudos to the University of Wisconsin and the Brain-Twitter Research team!

You can read the entire article here.