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Scotland will be home to Britain\'s first \"cyber school\" which is to be in operation by August.
Up to 60 pupils at a time will get connected at the wired academy when it opens its doors for the first time in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, as children go back to school. Pupils at the electronic school will be able to log on to lessons at the start of the new term, using the internet and multimedia presentations to learn about history, geography and science.
Initially, it will take pupils from primary and secondary schools in the area for half-day electronic teaching
But within a year, education chiefs plan to make its resources available to adults and children at home, and in libraries throughout the area, meaning sick children could log on at home to avoid missing lessons.