Across the digital distance: The virtual school

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

When I was a teenager, I used to dream of a future where I didn’t have to actually GO to school.

I think all teenagers go through that feeling at one point or another. I remember lying under the warm covers, cursing the fact that I couldn’t just walk into a holodeck in my house and start my work day from there. How cool would that be? A digital environment from the comfort of your own home that allows you to do all your schoolwork in your pajamas.

Ah, but for as ambitious as my holodeck dreams where, the idea of an online school was a fantasy back in those days. Unbeknownst to me, there were already big plans in the works that could change the way students live and learn.

Plans that, I’m excited to announce, are finally coming true.

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