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What is Online Schools (or cyber school)

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Virtual learning resources, “online schools,” “Cyber School,” “net school,” or “virtual school” are often used interchangeably to refer to educational organizations that offer K-12 courses through the Internet or Web-based resources. Virtual schools and related forms of Web-based education have grown dramatically in recent years (Fulton, 2002 AU25: The in-text citation "Fulton, 2002" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. ). Cyberschool is an education program in which normal curriculum is taught in an online forum, instead of inside of a classroom. This program is currently available in some schools in Canada (see ).
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Andragogy and Technology
Michelle Zuckerman-Parker (Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, US)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-881-9.ch005
More than 30 years ago, Malcolm Knowles defined andragogy as the art and science of helping adults learn. The essence of this principle is based on the premise that adults learn differently than children. Knowles’ andragogical studies were significant. One reason for this was that pedagogy, the art and science of educating children, had been well researched, but educating adults had not been as thoroughly studied.
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