The "Disrupting Class" discussion has led some of us to seriously consider the possibility of creating a virtual independent school (VIS). In this thread I hope we can begin to flesh out the design of a VIS, along with a process that might actually lead to the creation of a VIS.
I've done some preliminary brainstorming on this wiki (Virtual Disrupting Academy
) and will continue to develop the model presented there. However, that is just one approach and I'm sure there are many others.
Questions I hope will be explored in this discussion include:
•What advantages (if any) does a VIS bring over existing virtual school offerings?
•What courses would be offered, who would develop/teach them, what would the teacher compensation be, etc.?
•How would the courses of the VIS be marketed, what would be the entry requirements, what would the cost be, etc.?
•How would a VIS be governed?
•How would a VIS interact with existing independent schools?
•What would be the costs associated with a VIS?
•How might the startup of a VIS be funded?
•What essential elements would need to be in place for a VIS to have a good chance of succeeding?
Looking forward to a hearty discussion on this subject.