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ERIC Number: ED501518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
ERS Focus On: Effective Teaching in a Virtual Classroom
Clarke, Suzanne
Educational Research Service
The trend toward virtual learning for K-12 students has witnessed explosive growth across the country. As enrollment in virtual classes continues to grow and blended classrooms in particular become more commonplace, teachers able to adapt skills originally used in traditional classrooms--as well as develop new ones--will be a critically needed resource. This "Focus On" examines what it means for a teacher to "go virtual" and highlights the distinguishing characteristics and practices of effective virtual classroom teachers. It provides information on planning for instruction in a virtual classroom, highlighting elements to consider that differ from the traditional classroom. Finally, it discusses some day-to-day considerations, including the use of e-learning tools as a way to enhance student learning and equip students with critical 21st century skills. Books in Brief; Web Resources; and Related ERS Resources are included.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service