Virtual University Takes on Virtual High Schools
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– By MindShift Experts
Virtual High Schools come into being from time to time. Historically, they were seen as an unlikely way to educate tomorrow’s youth. While the concept is not as abstract as it once was, the high school experience, no matter how virtual, still provides the youth a foundation for succeeding in society. To learn more about the future potential of virtual high schools, consider our exclusive interview with John O. Forrest of Virtual University.
“The widespread ability to video-chat with students in other locations is a big benefit to classes that do not require a face-to-face interaction.” John O. Forrest, PhD.
John is a visionary in the virtual education space. He is one of the innovators behind the recent advances in web design and web hosting. He teaches multiple courses online through a program, Virtual University, known for being safe, reliable and cost-effective. He does most of his course work online, but is happy to go on site to meet with students. In his Experience College series, he talks about the benefits of virtual education.
Virtual University currently offers 5 major courses, each of which has a minimum of 10 classroom hours. The schools span various academic disciplines, including business administration, computer science, and public service. Courses are taught by instructors who also live in the states. The students, John explains, participate in three-hour class periods, except during lunch.
These online lessons meet the same learning standards as a class room, he says. They are from an online database, and are prepared by your instructors to reflect the primary skills or concepts they will explore during the course.
With its benefits, John O. Forrest offers a cautionary note to those interested in learning online. In Part 2 of our interview, we discuss the wealth of human interaction and support that a class-room environment provides.