Why online learning is the future for kids
‘Online learning’ is no unfamiliar term. It’s about opening a gate to learners and allowing them to study in the comfort of their home. It’s about gaining easy access to learning resources. It’s about interacting in real-time with professional educators.
Many parents, though, are still holding back on letting children study online. The main cause for concern being the effect of screen time on the eyes.
In actual fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics indicated that children under 18 months are able to engage with others using various video-chatting tools. Moreover, it recognised the educational value of live interactions through video conversations as “critical for language development”. It also highlighted the benefits of media in bridging the learning achievement gap during the journey of childhood.
Here’s why online learning is essential for the next generation:
1 Saving more quality time for families
It’s normal for parents to wake up at 6am in the morning, to rush during peak hour, or wait for hours outside learning centers. The time killed is just painful.
Family relationship specialists have highlighted that spending quality time together is important for families. It helps children to feel more confident and secure, builds stronger family bonds and is good for the parents’ own emotional health.
A technology-empowered online school can aid all of these. Parents can book, cancel and reschedule classes in their own time and at their own convenience, thus saving more quality time to spend with the kids!
2 Personalised lessons for your cherished ones
Compared to a traditional classroom setting, online learning is on a one-to-one basis. Moreover, a good online school makes the lesson 100% customised to the learner’s background, personality, goal and interests.
Most educators would agree that personalised learning is the best type of learning. Why? It gives students personal direction, attention, and content catered to their specific needs. In turn this keeps them more focused and engaged, highly motivated, and consequently achieving better learning results.
3 24/7 lesson reviews that facilitate spaced repetition
If you hear a new vocabulary word or phrase once, you will easily forget it. However, if you encounter it again and again over an amount of time, you will remember it for much longer. This is called spaced repetition learning.
Unfortunately, most physical classes nowadays do not provide full resources which allow learners to review what they have learnt. It also leaves parents desperate, when helping their kids with revision.
Ideally all classes would be fully recorded and come with the teacher’s feedback report. Parents could also help their kids reinforce the class with some accompanying flash card games.
Of course not all online schools offer the service. Make sure you check out how they work prior to booking.
4 Better teaching resources
Brad Henry once said, “a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”
Teaching is all about communication - listening, speaking, reading, presenting and writing.
How do parents find a good teacher? By word-of-mouth, online search or advertisement? Not all teachers in learning centers are certified or experienced. Privacy and home safety is also a concern when it comes to home tuition.
Choosing an online school which is focused on recruiting the best teaching resources is a great solution. The best teachers are not only those who are well qualified, but who also know how to enthuse and connect with children; who can properly engage and teach them through inspiration and challenges.
So no more time to lose! Sign up now for an online class with your child. Their life will never be the same again!
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