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The difference between e-learning and virtual learning

The type of remote education can determine how your child learns from home.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As more school districts release their back to school plans for fall, you have probably heard the terms 'e-learning' and 'virtual learning' thrown around quite a bit.

While the two are similar, there is one big difference that can impact the way your child learns.

E-learning, or electronic learning, is online instruction by a teacher where students can join and complete assignments at their own pace, on their own schedule.

This is what many districts did this spring, allowing families to fit school work in while juggling their new work from home life.

Virtual learning is more interactive.

Students join live lessons with their teachers and have the capability to ask questions and even chat with their classmates.

Come this fall, you may see a combination of both of these in your child's back-to-school plan, as educators work to accommodate the individual learner and family schedules.

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