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NSW ‘virtual school’ unique locally, and globally

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Brett Henebery | 16 Feb 2015, 04:44 PM Agree 0
Aurora College’s virtual classrooms are not only the first of their kind in Australia but are also globally unique, says the school’s principal, Chris Robertson.
  • Mel | 17 Feb 2015, 10:53 PM Agree 0
    Virtual schooling has been operating in QLD for about 15 years. The model is the same as the one detailed in this article. It is a great way to give access to all students!
  • wendy | 18 Feb 2015, 10:57 AM Agree 0
    First in NSW, don't think so, Riverina Access Partnership has been utilising technology since early 1990's to allow our Yr 11 and 12 students to remain at home instead of having to move away.. As technology has progressed so have the methods of delivery.
  • Jeane | 18 Feb 2015, 07:08 PM Agree 0
    And in South Australia at Open Access College. All of our lessons are synchronous, online F-12 with all learning resources being available 24/7 through teachers developed subject websites. Parents can access information at anytime through our student management system including attendance, work return and achievement. It is a great way to make learning accessible, relevant and current for all students no matter where they life or whatever their circumstance. Congratulations Aurora it is fantastic that many more rural and remote students are now able to access learning.
  • Jenny | 20 Feb 2015, 05:12 PM Agree 0
    While not the first to use the technology or online access to courses, it is the first gazetted public school that is 100% online delivery. It is base in the Exsel model out of Riverina but in now a school in its own right.
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