The world is constantly evolving with new technology being discovered almost daily. One piece that has made a significant impact in the field of education is called e-learning. While it may sound a little high-tech, it is actually a very easy and effective way for people to learn a variety of subjects on their own schedule no matter where they live. In short, e-learning is your way to access a whole new world of education from the comfort of your home community.
We provide First Nation students, from the province of Manitoba, with the the support and resources needed to take their high school education to the next level. Students begin by logging into a “virtual” learning environment. From here, highly-trained teachers begin their instruction in real-time, providing a fully immersive and interactive classroom so students feel like they’re part of a group and not left on their own. Not only will they have access to the best learning resources when they’re in the classroom, WVC provides excellent support for those needing help outside of regular classroom hours.
All First Nation students, especially those in remote Manitoba areas might not be able to take all the courses they’d like, can now complete required or elective classes and look forward to fulfilling college and career opportunities.
Preparing for the Virtual World
By 2019, more than half of all courses will be taught and delivered through e-learning. As a result, we as educators need to have both the right set of resources and the right methods to ensure students are able to fully absorb what we’re teaching them through this delivery method. As a result, our instructors continually search out the most interesting and innovative ways to reach and teach First Nations students in a virtual classroom. This constant improvement and refinement ensures you get the best education possible at all times.
In order to be able to extract and retain the most information from this type of education, a great deal of commitment and personal discipline is needed from the student as well as a supportive parent or guardian to help them stay focused.
On top of that, the ideal participant should be self-motivated and able to manage their time effectively. A good working knowledge of e-mail and the Internet as well as good keyboarding skills greatly contribute to your success.
Attributes such as commitment, self-motivation and conscientious time management will greatly contribute to a student’s success as a virtual learner.
Students should also have a good working knowledge of email, file transfers, the Internet and good keyboarding skills. Advanced computer skills are not necessary.
Lastly, since the majority of assignments are written, it is necessary to be able to understand your teachers’ instructions as well as being capable of completing all necessary work.
At Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate, we didn’t want good teachers—we wanted great ones. That’s why each and every student will be taught by a teacher who is not only certified and highly regarded, but one who also excels at delivering courses in an online environment. We’ve also made interacting with your instructor easy in the Elluminate sessions, where you can ask questions and get answers in real-time. Plus, if you’re unsure about an assignment or need some clarification on a term, you can send an e-mail directly to the teacher or check in with our support services that are available outside of regular classroom hours.