The Virtual Early High School Program isa good fit because of:
The ECSLP is now available to school districts across North Carolina for dual-credit enrollment for high school students. The program provides credit course work through the 3-D virtual world called Second Life. The result: rigorous college course work using the latest technology while allowing students to remain in their home schools. Students as well as university faculty members have a virtual presence (an avatar) in a synchronous real-time class, different from any other college credit online course for high school students across the state.
Second Life is a 3-D virtual world that is created by those who inhabit it. Second Life is being used to create a true virtual learning community that is designed for high school students. The students have a virtual presence (an "avatar") and attend a synchronous real-time class, different from any other college credit online course for high school students.
Components to ensure success include trained school-level facilitators; a laptop to ensure access at school and home; technical support at ECU and the respective school districts; and college instructors with experience in teaching in Second Life.
Students have 24-hour unlimited access to the virtual campus to practice building techniques, review assignments and slideshows, meet with other students,and complete homework.