What is VLC?

 

 

How is VLC different from Online Learning?

 

How can VLC help my school/organization?

 

Definitions

 

 

News

  • KVSA Event

    The VLC will be showcased November 1st at the Kennebec Valley Superintendent's Association sponsored event:

    “Great Things Happen In Our Public Schools!”
     

    This event is an Interactive Event with students and teachers from across 17+ school systems in the KVSA (Kennebec Valley Superintendent’s Association) who will showcase some of the excellent programs we offer our students ages BIRTH TO ADULT!

     

     
  • Award for Innovation and Collaboration

    The RSU #3 Adult & Community Education Program has been awarded the 2013 United States Conference in Adult Literacy Award for Program Innovation and Collaboration. This award will be presented to the program in October 2013 at the national conference.

     

     

Virtual Learning Center

How is VLC different from Online Learning?

Online Learning is great, but it does have some short falls.  See below for a comparison between Online Learning and VLC.

Attributes   Online Learning VLC

Education at anytime day or night 

You get to choose what time/day works for your schedule.

Education from anywhere

From home, work, local coffee shop,  where ever there is an internet connection.

Reduced costs

For transportation, facility use, salaries, etc.

Social Interaction

You are easily able to interact with instructors and peers.

Classroom Setting

The feel of actually being in a classroom.

As you can see, distance learning's major downfalls are the absence of social interactions and the feeling of isolation.

The VLC provides a platform that enables those crucial social interactions that used to only take place in the physical classroom, to those that now happen online from anywhere.  By allowing students to customize their avatar, they are giving a sense of uniqueness while they are walking around the virtual campus chatting with other students.  Combine that with virtually any online course system you currently use or are interested in using and you have a very powerful and effective learning system.

"VLC doesn't replace Online Learning, it is simply the next evolution of Online Learning."

 


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