Topic: Future Trends of a Virtual Learning Environment.
Your current board of education members wish to explore and understand more about virtual education, and the future of education concerning quality, delivery, and financial aspects. Due to the recent virus epidemic, there is the possibility that a virtual learning environment will be the new normal.
Contemplate this scenario: Your district’s school board is struggling with the board of education which has some questions and concerns about implementing and funding virtual education. As with many boards, several members are from the private sector and their knowledge of how learning, especially virtual learning, takes place is limited. The teacher’s union also has issues and questions about the virtual learning environment and how it will be administered. Your PTO (parent/teacher organization) has asked you to present a short discussion on this topic. Your audience will be teachers, community members, the school board, and the superintendent. Consider how you will discuss the issue. Research current and possible future trends regarding virtual education and post to the questions below:
- What implications does this learning environment have for the future of education as well as the staff and teachers?
- What are the implications for student achievement?
- What would be the possibility of a blended learning environment where both virtual and in-person classes could be held?
- How does a virtual learning environment impact school finances?