Virtual schools

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This topic encompasses a variety of possibly blended ways of delivering education via the internet, including providing static or interactive online content, asynchronous support (eg via forums or email) or live Virtual/Online Tuition via video or audio conferencing and shared facilities, such as a whiteboard or cloud hosted document.

Some Universities are beginning to give access to free online courses via Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Currently this is most prevalent in the USA and emerging in the UK. These courses, particularly those at beginner level, may in themselves be of use to schools who can use their content without cost. Schools might also adopt this technology to deliver their own content and enhance their own image.