At this point, it's safe to say that almost every family with a child in school has experienced online schooling. All parents made it work somehow, with some enjoying it more than others and noting the different receptions by their children. To find out if online school is right for your child, have a look at the five benefits it has below, and think about if you want them for your child.
Better For Certain Learning Styles
Different children have different learning needs and styles, and this makes it reasonable that online learning may be better for some children. If you've made the observation that your child enjoys learning online more than they did physically attending classes, you may decide to keep them online. By now, there's no question about whether online learning can work or not, but rather who prefers it over going to a classroom. If your child is more enthusiastic and involved in online learning than they are when they have to go to class physically, they may be better suited to online learning. This is true for the 55% of parents who believe that this type of schooling complements their child's style of learning.
Good For Teaching Time Management
When children study online, there's no teacher walking around the class and no bells ringing to signal the end of a lesson or beginning of one. For this reason, they must learn to manage their time well, at least to a certain degree. While there will still be schedules and routines, the approach to online learning is more hands-off and so students must adapt to this new model in order to succeed.
No Fear of Transmitting Disease
When children don't interact physically with each other as they don't have to be in crowded hallways, there's no risk of any diseases getting transmitted. For parents with sensitive children in the family, this is an answered prayer because they don't have to worry about sanitizing everything and clothing their child in protective gear. Although WHO has shipped almost half a million sets of personal protective equipment to 47 different countries so far, you may not need to buy some to keep your family safe.
Digital schooling offers a lot more flexibility than physically attending classes, because all a student needs to get their lessons for the day is to log in to the school's platform. If you want to travel as a family, therefore, just make sure you'll be connected to the internet and classes can go on uninterrupted. For children with special learning needs, online learning is the future they've been waiting for.
Prepare Them For Future Jobs
With the current trends, it's safe to assume that even more activities will move online than those already there. This includes work and more activities and businesses. Proof of this is in the fact that 60% of remote workers surveyed said that they would leave their current job for a full-time remote position if they could, as long as they got the same pay. The jobs market will have evolved to favor remote workers and so if your child can go to school and study online, they will develop skills that will be important for their future.
If you've ever been curious about how your child would respond to online school, you have a great opportunity to gauge it now. Guide them on how to succeed at online learning with some of the skills you have yourself. Set them up for the digital future that's inevitable, and furnish them with the skills they will need in order to thrive as adults.