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“””virtual Schools And Online Learning: How It Works”””
The combination of virtual education and online learning has been a win for both the student and the teacher. School rooms have traditionally been an intimidating place for students of all levels. The bright lights, whirring air conditioners, and loud voices of teachers set the stage for an eventful time in the classroom. However, thanks to advances in technology and the current exponential rise in children’s personal technology usage, students now have virtually endless opportunities to learn online.
This is not only beneficial for kids, but for teachers as well, as this is a way to decrease student absences and engage the student in the classroom environment during extended breaks. This means teachers have additional time to monitor the students’ progress, during subjects such as science, math, and literature. With electronic devices in their pockets, children can meet teachers in real time, and can collaborate and discuss with peers around the world.
With generations of students now having the ability to share their voices and experience anytime, anywhere, the teaching process has undergone significant and exciting changes, as one might imagine.
Bringing Education The Online Way
Learning via virtual and online courses has not only gone in a new and exciting direction for children, but it has brought a significant change to the educational process in general.
To begin with, distance education has allowed students to learn almost anywhere, at any time. As schools are closing early to accommodate parents with changing schedules, this new shift in the pedagogy of education has enabled a new approach to learning. So, it is no longer a matter of sitting at home, reading a book for awhile and then rushing home for a study session, which has brought a new style of study. Instead, the material is updated and relevant the moment a student receives it. Most students are doing this online, without the need for a traditional study schedule.
Secondly, Internet access and instantaneous communication has enabled students to interact with each other and researchers from around the world. They are connected to professors, peer teachers, and researchers globally, with every step in their learning process and personal progress regularly kept up to date in near real time.
Wherever they might be, regardless of their age or location, students can get engaged in a stimulating and supportive learning environment, at the end of which they leave with critical information, personalized information, and understanding of topics that they might not have been privy to otherwise.
A Step Closer To Distance Education
Besides the immense economic and emotional benefits of distance education, it has also brought about changes in the classroom. The Internet now opens up learning opportunities that traditional outlets did not. In addition, this method of education is time efficient, as the specific day, and times when a specific subject will be discussed, are communicated in advance.
This allows teachers to focus on specific objectives without worrying about covering every topic at any given moment. Not only is the time spent on study facilitated, but the energy brought to the subject is reduced, which allows the teacher to focus on the most important learning moments. This means a whole new generation of teachers who will facilitate the very best of the child’s progress.
Connecting Students By Facilitating Cooperation
A world that connects citizens from any part of the world with peers anywhere creates a whole new world of possibilities for the world. With technology, each individual can relate, and engage in collaborative learning to gain knowledge and experience.
Connecting students with teachers has essentially created a globally-connected community, capable of addressing such challenges as race and culture. By giving each student and student group the same, unconditional access to data, distance education can make information accessible to students everywhere, improving the quality of education worldwide, and providing a teaching and learning revolution.
Though distance education has provided innumerable benefits for children, students and teachers alike, these children and students must be provided with a full exposure to reading books, making posters, creating art, and creating other great learning experiences.
With the real time and easy access to information and courses in education, it is all the more important that students have the opportunity to interact with each other face-to-face in the classroom in order to communicate and dialogue with the instructor and the teacher in the most effective way possible.
Educators must remember that there is no substitute for experience. Students need to be carefully selected, and should never be taught, in an overly video-based learning method, without face-to-face interaction with their peers.
Obviously, technology has exploded in a manner unlike anything we ever envisioned. However, with some commitment, and a great deal of effort from all parties involved, this phenomenon will only benefit the students of this world.