What is VSKOOL?

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VSKOOL is a new consortium working to offer online K-12 classes and tutoring to students affected by Hurricane Katrina. Participants include online-learning organizations, virtual schools, technology companies, foundations, and other corporate and nonprofit organizations.

According to the consortium, VSKOOL will:

    • Find virtual school programs to offer courses, tutoring, and open seats to affected students.

    • Find teachers with online-teaching experience to volunteer to take extra students and tutor students.

    • Find organizations to provide support for online-learning enrollment (e.g., through scholarships) for students; and

    • Coordinate with computer hardware, software, and infrastructure providers to supply computers and broadband Internet access to create learning centers to run online courses.

VSKOOL listed a number of organizations last week as interested in supporting the initiative:

• Alberta Distance Learning Center • Alberta Online Consortium
• Apex Learning • Blackboard Connections Academy
• DeKalb Online Academy • Discovery Education
• Education Industry Association • Florida Virtual School
• IEARN-USA • Impatica
• Learning Through Sports • LibraryU
• Michigan Virtual High School • National University Virtual High School
• Netday • Northern Star Online
• Plano (Texas) Independent School District • Texas Virtual School
• Virtual High School • Virtual Library Co-op
• Wisconsin Virtual School

SOURCE: www.vskool.org

Vol. 25, Issue 04

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