The pandemic that took over the globe in 2020 forced many schools in the United States and around the world to shut down and switch to online learning. While some educational institutions and private companies had been providing online education for years, in many cases, schools and universities had to make the change with little time to prepare.
While the rise in online learning has been challenging, teachers, students, and parents have come to recognize that it offers several unique benefits. If they weren’t aware of all the possibilities with online learning before - now that life is gradually returning to normal, some have said they would like to continue with online education or use a hybrid model going forward.
Benefits of Online Learning
Teachers and students generally appreciate the way that online platforms make it easy to communicate. Video conferences, chats, webinars, and document sharing can facilitate and streamline communication.
An online portal allows students to work at their own pace. A child can review a topic if necessary and move ahead once a topic is mastered. In a traditional classroom, a student who doesn’t grasp a subject may fall behind the rest of the class or have to seek extra help after school or on weekends, and a child who already understands a topic may feel bored in a class where other students haven’t yet mastered it. When kids can learn at their own pace, that helps them save time, stay engaged, and retain more information.
Online learning can give children access to instruction and subject matter experts that might not be available under ordinary circumstances. In a traditional school, staff members teach subjects they’re trained in and incorporate books and videos from other sources. With online education, students can attend lectures and discussion groups led by experts from around the globe and receive instruction that teachers at a traditional school may not be able to provide.
Online Learning Resources for Your Child
For the many families who already planned to homeschool or who have come to appreciate the benefits of online education and would like to continue using that approach, My Dynamic Academy provides a private, fully online school with courses taught by certified teachers.
Our curriculum meets state standards and can be customized to suit each child’s academic level and individual needs. We take a holistic approach that focuses not only on academics, but also on teaching valuable life skills.
Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how we can help your child learn and grow.