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What's the difference between Blended, Virtual and Online study? content

What's the difference between Blended, Virtual and Online study?

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Virtual classes use online technology, such as Google Hangouts, in timetabled sessions. You'll also have a college lecturer in virtual attendance during the class.

Online study is unsupervised so you can timetable this work flexibly around your other commitments. If you have a good work ethic, strong self motivation and work well independently then you'll probably find this way of learning suits you.

Blended classes are a combination of online study supplemented with delivery at scheduled times/days.

You will see some of the courses described as being "virtual" or "online". This way of learning allows larger numbers of pupils to study individual subjects that may not otherwise have been available for small classes.