Virtual learning allows students to interact and learn with others outside of their classroom and school using virtual conferencing tools.
The main tools available to schools for video conferencing are:
- Cisco Webex Teams: a virtual learning conferencing platform containing interactive collaboration tools. This platform is currently being implemented across the Department and can be accessed on all devices. For more information see:
- Polycom: a video conferencing system built into a classroom or meeting room
- Adobe Connect: a web based conferencing system that can be used on computers
- Skype for Business: an instant messenger with video capability.
Ideas and sessions for the classroom
Virtual learning can be synchronous, where all students log in at the one time in a virtual classroom, or it can be asynchronous, where students access session recordings in their own time.
Virtual learning can include:
- face-to-face teaching
- video streaming of live classes with recordings available afterwards
- class time devoted to online collaboration, exploration and problem solving
- forums where students can ask questions to each other or of teachers.
Teaching services provided over video conferencing
You can get support on virtual learning and conferencing by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org