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    Virtual Schools: Are They Better than Learning on Campus?

    Virtual schools are taking off in America. A virtual school is one where classes are conducted on the Internet. They have real teachers at one end and real students at the other. According to a U.S. Department of Education publication in 2009, students who participated in online classes performed better, on average, compared to those who took the same courses using the traditional face-to-face instruction. Many are saying that online learning has the potential to radically expand the opportunities for education of American students. How Online Learning Differs from Traditional Learning Location Virtual learning is very different from the traditional concept of education, which involves a classroom and a teacher…