From Researching Virtual Initiatives in Education
The Oregon Virtual Education (OVED) is a state-led initiative established in 2010, located in the US state of Oregon. School districts statewide may designate a teacher who is their ORVED contact.
In 2009-2010, OVSD served 440 schools, with 103,000 users.
ORVED offers courses using the Oregon Virtual School District (OVSD) Platform.
According to the Keeping Pace report (2010), OVSD is:
- ...a resource for teachers to ﬁnd and access courses, content, and multimedia tools, however, it does not offer courses directly. Courses are sourced from Aventa Learning, Florida Virtual School, and the National Repository of Online Courses, as well as 16,000 videos from Learn360. The site includes links to the OVSD open source course management system, the OVSD Content Library, podcasting services, Google Applications for Education, video streaming services, and a teacher professional development site through partnerships with the State’s Professional Development Commission, WGBH Teacher’s Domain, and PBS TeacherLine. The OVSD Repository offers teachers access to 150 middle and high school course templates, interactive learning objects, and streaming video lessons for instruction. The OVSD does not register students, but schools use OVSD to supplement their classes and provide student ePortfolios...Teachers have used the portal to create 2,800 custom teaching units to supplement their curriculum.
The Oregon Virtual Education web site is at http://www.orved.org/
ORVED offer 11 courses via Moodle, all taught by Oregon teachers, and over 60 courses powered by EdOptions.
Students are required to log into the ORVED web site to work on classwork five times each week.
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