The year 2020 has certainly been crazy for everyone. Your kids are likely spending a lot more time at home. Instead of a few hours of peace and quiet while they are at school, you now must help all your kids with their various online schooling problems. You may have started to wonder if your kids are going to be able to learn adequately online. To help your kids out, consider the following.
While many school systems are scrambling to transition online, online education is not a new thing. Online education has been used successfully for many years in many disciplines. Many real estate schools are already online and use that for their certification. Most online schools follow a similar format. Rather than holding daily classes, the class is broken up into modules. The students can complete the modules at their own pace. Generally, there is a time limit by which all modules must be completed. The benefits to this system are that students have the flexibility to go as quickly or slowly as they want. They can also study at the times that work best for them.
There are a few potential problems with online schooling. With everything being so flexible, it can be easier to procrastinate things. Without a teacher in a classroom, there might not be anyone to keep your child on task. In order to make sure they don’t fall behind, you will need to carefully monitor their progress.
Comprehension is also a common problem with online schooling. Your children won’t be able to raise their hand and have a teacher answer their question unless the course offers live video lectures. Because of this, your child may be stuck with the single way that the material is presented in the online module.
You’ve likely experienced that your kids are turning to you more frequently for help. They’ve probably asked you several questions that you haven’t known the answer to. Google searches might be able to help you out in these situations, but you may want to consider getting some additional assistance. There are many people that are offering tutoring services during this time. Reach out to one of them to see if they can help. Be sure to conduct a formal interview. You want to screen the people that work with your children.
You’re probably already a very busy parent. In order to help your children succeed online, you will probably have to find some time to help them through this transition. However, children seem to love using computers. Over time, this may work out for the best.
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