E-learning boosts education for dozens of Norfolk children

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Now, dozens of sick and excluded school children have been able to sit in their exams this summer due to an innovative E-learning programme run by Norfolk County Council.

The Norfolk County Council has set up hundreds of SAT GCSEs in school halls and classrooms across the county, so that these students can give their exam from home. Norfolk County Council has been helping these young people, who may ordinarily struggle to gain qualifications, to learn the curriculum and sit for their exams at home. The E-learning scheme is currently supporting nearly 100 children through online lessons, so that they can have one-on-one electronic sessions with teachers and in interactive classrooms, where they can communicate with other students. The scheme is delivering about 750 hours of education per week to children on a range of subjects from Maths, Science and English, to Art and Small Animal Care. One of the most useful tools for children's development and education is the interactive classroom, which allows youngsters to raise a virtual-hand in class, speak to their peers and listen to what the teacher and other members of the class are saying via a headset. The teacher in turn can keep an eye on the progress of the student and assess how much they are doing through an in-class monitor. The class cannot see the E-learner's image but can see a symbol representing the child and can work in groups with the e-learner via the computer.

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