The virtual school is a model for other schools. This status allows the school to sell courses to other virtual schools around the world.
Assumptions (Further research needed for support):
- Consistency and portability are essential for mass distribution.
- Online courses could benefit from the use of certain Web 2.0 tools (e.g. blogs, wikis, Voice Thread, Footnote, etc.)
- In order to sell a course, it must contain original material to meet copyright criteria. This is why content is created by internal instructional designers.
- Using outside sources or web applications could constitute intellectual property or copyright infringement and/or make distribution more difficult.
Does the reselling of virtual courses prohibit the use of certain web applications and restrict the creativity and potential effectiveness of the course?