Virtual school

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Wikipedia defines a virtual school as

an institution that teaches courses entirely or primarily through online methods.

We impose the further restriction that the courses are similar (in purpose and outcome) to those normally taken by school-age children - but there may be a few students in the virtual school who are beyond school leaving age.


List of virtual schools

There is a useful but very incomplete list of virtual schools at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_schools

Our list is building up at Category:Virtual schools.

We also categorise virtual schools by major continental region

  1. Category:Virtual schools in Africa
  2. Category:Virtual schools in Asia
  3. Category:Virtual schools in Australasia
  4. Category:Virtual schools in Europe
  5. Category:Virtual schools in Latin America

Because of the large number of virtual schools in North America, they are categorised by US and Canada.

Soon it is expected that we will have:

  1. Category:Virtual schools in Caribbean
  2. Category:Virtual schools in Pacific and Indian ocean islands


For those countries where a lot of virtual schools are expected we also categorise by country. So far the list is:


  1. Category:Virtual schools in Australia
  2. Category:Virtual schools in Brazil
  3. Category:Virtual schools in Canada
  4. Category:Virtual schools in New Zealand
  5. Category:Virtual schools in South Africa
  6. Category:Virtual schools in Turkey
  7. Category:Virtual schools in the US

Some of these country categories seem too detailed, eg Turkey and South Africa. Others may be needed soon, eg for UK, Sweden and Finland.

Note that Ceased virtual schools (those that no longer exist) have their own category - Category:Ceased virtual schools


Taxonomy of virtual schools

See the project bid (PDF) for some thoughts. This is likely to be a challenging problem and the material at Virtual campus not very useful.



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