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Virtual schools and programs offer courses that do not use face-to-face interactions with the teacher as the primary mode of instruction. Instead, the teacher and student interact with each other through the Internet. These interactions between can be synchronous through tools including webcams, microphones, and online meeting rooms. However, they may also be asynchronous with the use of tools such as e-mail, instant messaging, discussion boards, and feedback given on assignments. Regardless of the delivery model, educational technology must be integrated into all aspects of virtual instruction. A virtual school is able to grant credit for courses and award degrees. Conversely, a virtual program provides instruction but has course credit and diploma granted by the school the student is enrolled in full-time. Virtual schools ...

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