VISCED

November Issue of Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter out now

Last Friday 30 November 2012 ATiT published the November 2012 edition of the Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter with a variety of articles, events and reports related to the use of ICT in secondary and post-secondary education for 14-21 year olds in Europe and elsewhere.

This newsletter is created and published in the framework of the VISCED project which is carrying out a systematic review of virtual schools and colleges at international and national levels including a study into operational examples of fully virtual schools and colleges. 

The VISCED Project partners are organising a webinar to present the main findings of the project on Monday 10 December at 15:00 CET. Join for free here.

February 2012 edition of the Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter out now

The February 2012 edition of the Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter by the VISCED project was published today. This edition contains a variety of articles and reports related to virtual schools and colleges in Europe and elsewhere, such as current discussions and research into virtual schooling in Finland and the US. It also includes a call for input to study on key technologies that will support educational change, an announcement about the Next Generation Learning Conference 2012 in Sweden and VISCED's published reports such as reports on good practice and teacher training and much more. This newsletter is available online and subscribing is free.

Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter - January 2012 issue online

The VISCED project, for which ATiT is responsible for dissemination, just released the first 2012 edition of Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter, which contains a variety of articles and reports related to the use of ICT in secondary and post-secondary education for 14-21 year olds in Europe and elsewhere.

Article titles include: Webinar aimed at helping US policy-makers develop policy on K-12 online learning, EurODL paper on Virtual Schooling through the eyes of an at-risk student, Finland's approach to education, Multidisciplinary research project on learning receives million euro funding from Tekes and Technology, Funding Policies and Teacher Education Key Topics Discussed at Global Conference. Read this and more online.

Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter: September issue online

On 30 September 2011, the September issue of the Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter has been published last Friday, a newsletter published by the VISCED project. Containing a variety of articles and reports related to the use of ICT in secondary and post-secondary education for 14-21 year olds in Europe and elsewhere, this issue includes an article extolling the value of online learning for gifted students in the US, a new report on Learning and Innovation through ICT at school in Europe and a Virtual School Symposium (VSS) taking place in the US. Among other interesting articles, you can also read the latest blog post by Paul Bacsich, VISCED's project coordinator, entitled "Hidden virtual schooling" as well as an article about the first meeting of VISCED International Advisory Committee that took in Portugal. You can read the issue at the VISCED project website.

June edition of Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter out now

The second edition of the Virtual Schools and Colleges Newsletter was published yesterday as an outcome of the European project VISCED which is carrying out a systematic review of virtual schools and colleges at international and national levels including a study into operational examples of fully virtual schools and colleges. 

The June newsletter contains a variety of articles and reports related to the use of ICT in secondary and post-secondary education for 14-21 year olds in Europe and elsewhere. It includes a report on ICT take-up in Finnish schools, recommendations about relevant resources and events and information about projects and initiatives related to the concept of Virtual Schools.

You can read the newsletter and subscribe online.

VISCED partners meet again to discuss research activities and workpackage progress

VISCED partners met on 27 and 28 April 2011 in the accommodating MENON offices for a two-day meeting to discuss the progress on the main workpackages including the research activities. Partners discussed their research work and the public wiki which will contain all research results. Agreements were made about the classification of schools and colleges. Progress was made in setting up the International Advisory Committee and future project and committee meetings were discussed with a view on dissemination and network opportunities. During this productive meeting, the public launch of the VISCED website was also announced.

Investigating Innovative Virtual Schools and Colleges

A new research project to investigate Virtual School and College Provision called VISCED has just been launched with the support of the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme.
Partners in the VISCED project including ATiT are making an inventory of innovative ICT-enhanced learning initiatives and major ‘e-mature’ secondary and post-secondary education providers for the 14-21 age group in Europe.  This includes a systematic review at international and national levels as well as a study into operational examples of fully virtual schools and colleges. The outputs of this work will be analysed and compared to identify relevant parameters and success factors for classifying and comparing these initiatives. This initiative is open to researchers and policy-makers, all outputs will be published on the VISCED wiki.