Welcome to Virtual School Victoria 2019
Welcome to Virtual School Victoria, which formally came into being at the commencement of the 2019 school year.
This is also a time to celebrate the achievements of Distance Education Centre Victoria, which was established in 1994, replacing the Correspondence School of Victoria. Distance Education Centre Victoria was established to open up further educational opportunities for Victorian students and break down the barriers of distance in achieving an education. Over the next 24 years Distance Education Centre Victoria grew to become a school that provided education opportunities to over 4000 students in 2018, including many travelling or living in 19 countries overseas. Over the last four years the Distance Education Centre Victoria program delivery moved to a virtual learning management platform.
The virtual classroom reduces barriers to education even further, hence the name change to Virtual School Victoria, reflecting what we currently do and projecting what we will become over the years.
Virtual learning supports students and teachers through the use of technology to connect, collaborate, interact, learn and co-create with others outside of classrooms and schools. Virtual learning technologies include videoconferencing, instant messaging, email, virtual classrooms and chat rooms. Through these technologies, students engage in real-time, authentic and rich learning.
Virtual School Victoria will provide enhanced virtual learning, greater curriculum choice and create opportunities for every Victorian student to excel, including the geographically isolated, the disengaged and vulnerable, the gifted and talented, and those with special needs.
This is an incredibly exciting time for the school and we look forward to sharing the journey with you.