Virtual World of Learning
E-Learning Is Evolving Around the Globe, Prompting U.S. Schools To Forge International Partnerships
February 1, 2012
The United States has many lessons it can learn from how other countries are deploying virtual education and how it might partner up with those countries in different ways to offer a wider range of educational and cultural experiences to its students. This report, part of Education Week’s ongoing series on virtual education, draws out many of those lessons to be learned from other countries and highlights some of the more distinctive virtual education partnerships emerging between schools in the United States and those outside its borders, while noting the difficulties that arise for educators and schools when taking on such initiatives.
- International International Initiatives Fuel Growth of Open Ed. ContentExperts say the real power of open education resources comes not from the fact that they are free, but from the ability to customize the content.School & District Management U.S., Chinese Schools Build Virtual Ed. PartnershipsSeveral schools aiming to better prepare students for a global economy and foster cultural understanding between the United States and China have established online student exchange programs.International Europe Seen Leading the Way in Hand-Held ComputingWhile hand-held mobile learning is viewed in the United States as a recent trend, its roots go further back in the United Kingdom and Western Europe, revealing different approaches.