Flexi schooling, home schooling and virtual schools - old education methods combine with technology to become the new reality

Advancing technology means children can learn virtually, whether at school or at home (photo:dpa)
Advancing technology means children can learn virtually, whether at school or at home (photo:dpa)

Harvard business theorists predict that 'one quarter of all high school courses in the United States will be online by 2016 and one half by 2019'. And the increasingly global coverage of the internet means many youngsters in emerging countries will be able to access knowledge so far denied to them. With the boom in advancing technology, mobile and distance learning can offer young people a highly sophisticated education – whether at home or at school.

GOING to school does not suit all children. The concept of spending weekdays competing with 20 to 30 other children of the same age, many of whom may have little in common either socially or mentally, and being away from time that could...

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