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Supporting Virtual Learning (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


Virtual learning is an instructional practice that uses digital technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience and improve educational outcomes. While virtual learning utilizes digital technology, it relies on teacher facilitation to help students apply their learning in meaningful ways. The teacher utilizes a learning management system (LMS) and a variety of digital tools and practices, including instructional content, rich-media, interactions (discussion boards, messaging, video communication, etc.), data and assessment systems, and feedback systems to receive timely and rich data used to guide learning tailored to individual student needs.

  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
  • Preparing Students for Success in Virtual Learning
  • Considerations for Addressing the Learning Needs of Students with Disabilities
  • Considerations for Addressing the Learning Needs of English Learners (EL)


All Disabilities Assistive Technology Curriculum/Instructional Methods English Learners (ELs) Instructional Technology