Virtual instruction is a method of teaching that is taught either entirely online or when elements of face-to-face courses are taught online through learning management systems and other educational tools and platforms. Virtual instruction also includes digitally transmitting course materials to students.
Virtual instruction refers to a “flipped classroom” style of teaching. This is considered a form of blended learning and it involves giving students a first exposure to course content on their own before class through activities such as readings or watching short lecture videos. Face-to-face class time is then devoted to interactive learning activities.