Why Wapaskwa?

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What is e-Learning?

The world is continually evolving; both situationally and with new technology and e-Learning has a significant impact. While it may sound a little high-tech, it is a straightforward and effective way for people to learn a variety of subjects on their schedule no matter where they live. In short, e-learning is your way to access a whole new world of education from the comfort of your home or local school.
We provide First Nation students, from the province of Manitoba, with the support and resources needed to take their high school education to the next level. Students begin by logging into a “virtual” learning environment where their course materials are available online. From here, our teachers begin supporting students in real-time, providing engaging and interactive ways so that students feel like they’re part of a group and not left on their own. Not only will they have access to the best learning resources when they’re in the classroom, WVC provides excellent support for those needing help outside of regular classroom hours.
All First Nation students, especially those in remote Manitoba areas, might not be able to take all the courses they’d like, can now complete required or elective classes and look forward to fulfilling college and career opportunities.

Preparing for the Virtual World

Soon, more than half of all courses will be taught and delivered through e-learning. As a result, we, as educators, need to have both the right set of resources and the right methods to ensure students can fully absorb what we’re teaching them through this delivery method. As a result, our instructors continually search out the most exciting and innovative ways to reach and teach First Nations students in a virtual classroom. This constant improvement and refinement ensure the best education.
To be able to extract and retain the most information from this type of education, a great deal of commitment and personal discipline from both the student and a supportive parent or guardian to help them stay focused.
On top of that, the ideal participant should be self-motivated and able to manage their time effectively.

Advanced computer and reading skills are not necessary.

If you are thinking of enrolling, it will help if you have the necessary computer skills. Students should have a basic knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as how to save and retrieve files. Students should know how to use e-mail for communication purposes, and lastly, Internet browsing skills are needed.
Other attributes such as commitment, self-motivation and conscientious time management will significantly contribute to a student’s success as a virtual learner. Lastly, content pages are presented online as written text, so it is necessary to be able to understand your teachers’ instructions as well as being capable of completing all the required work. WVC has a text to speech application embedded to help struggling readers.

Teacher Involvement

At Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate, we didn’t want good teachers—we wanted great ones. That’s why every student will be taught by a teacher who is not only certified and highly regarded but one who also excels at delivering courses in an online environment. We’ve also made interacting with your instructor easy in the web sessions, where you can ask questions and get answers in real-time. Plus, if you’re unsure about an assignment or need some clarification on a term, you can send an e-mail directly to the teacher or check in with our support services that are available outside of regular classroom hours.