April 19, 2012 12:53 by Nina
Though virtual schools have sprouted up all over the country, traditional schools are now employing new techniques to foster individual learning. One of these techniques is the use of Skype in classrooms, or allowing students to sit-in virtually on lectures no matter where they are.
Should Skype in fact be used in schools? The topic has many pros and cons. In addition to providing students with the flexibility of learning from the location of their choice, some have said it can help build self-study skills required in higher education. Conversely, opponents of the use of Skype in the classroom say it creates a sense of impersonal learning only realized by face-to-face interaction.
Also, while individual learning is a good fit for some, it requires a considerable amount of diligence and responsibility some say high school students are too premature for.
Because technology has made it possible for such an option to exist, schools are beginning to offer students the option of video-conferencing to class. To read more of the article, click here.