Due to the pandemic, most people around the world have gotten accustomed to some level of online learning. It has become the “new normal”. The same is true about school education as well.
In traditional schooling, several reasons create unnecessary hurdles for parents and children to access quality education. Best quality teachers are often located in the big cities, while the students living in tier-two cities or rural areas have to do with sub-par faculty. Apart from this, there are other challenges like long-distance transportation, health issues, economic burden, etc.
Online learning has emerged as the solution to tackle these issues. It is helping provide not just regular academics but also extracurricular activities.
In this blog, we will discuss how online learning platforms make education convenient for all:
It enables teachers to deliver lessons effectively by including several online resources available on the internet. Teachers can include multimedia content like videos, PDFs, and podcasts in their lesson plans. They can become efficient educators by extending their lesson plans beyond traditional textbooks.
Using the online platform, teachers can share educational materials with students in advance, so they can be prepared for the lesson ahead of time. Moreover, the online lessons can be recorded so that they are available for students to watch again if they have any doubts.
It has made quality education accessible to more students. Traditionally, students from rural areas or those having personal issues at home had to miss school. Now they can access good quality resources of schooling from anywhere, without any barriers. They are no longer bound to physical classrooms; they can learn anytime and anywhere. Additionally, the online classes can be recorded and archived for future reference so that the students can access the learning materials at any time. Students can watch the videos at their convenience and ask doubts to their teachers.
Online learning helps reduce the financial burden on the parents. It is more affordable than traditional schools as the major chunk of infrastructure costs are cut down. Though there might be costs involved in hiring good faculty and implementing advanced technology, the share of these is usually not that high as compared to the costs of physical infrastructure. Parents can also save the time and money spent on transportation. Additionally, online learning helps in building paperless environments since all the course materials are available online; this makes it environment-friendly. Though there are books and workbooks provided in many courses, the extent of dependency on paper material is reduced.
Self-paced learning means that students can learn at their own pace without worrying about catching up with the rest of the class. Online learning allows students to achieve their targets and arrange a schedule to meet their individual needs. Students can make better progress as they learn efficiently and learn the concepts thoroughly. Additionally, students need not miss out on their extracurricular activities. They can pursue hobbies and do extracurricular activities using the time they save on transportation.
Suits students with a variety of learning styles
Every student has a different learning style so their learning journey differs. Some students are visual learners, while some are audio learners. Similarly, some students can thrive in the classroom and feel comfortable with large groups, while some students prefer studying on their own and feel distracted by others. Online education offers a personalized learning environment suited to the needs of every student.
Online learning allows teachers to conduct regular assessments, which can help students be more focused on learning outcomes rather than just attending lectures. Traditional schools conduct mostly end-of-term exams, and by the time students get the results, it is too late to rectify the errors or work on the weaknesses. With regular assessments conducted in online classes, teachers and parents get a detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of children, allowing them to work on the same.
Easy accessibility to quality teachers and peer group
Online learning allows students to access quality education by breaking geographical barriers. Schools can hire excellent teachers who could be located in any part of the world and deliver the lessons online. Students will be able to get an international peer group. This will broaden their horizon and help in the socio-emotional development of children. They will find it easy to adapt to multiple cultures around the world.
Online learning is convenient for students who do not have access to good schools and good teachers due to various reasons like economic, long commuting hours, or the location. 21K School is the first online-only school in India.
Here are some of the benefits you can get from our online school:
- Lessons conducted by trained, skilled, and experienced teachers
- Special lessons conducted by subject experts and real-life achievers
- Online events and conferences regularly
- A wide range of electives and capstone courses
Moreover, we conduct many sessions with subject experts and real-life achievers throughout the year. We have planned online events and conferences as a part of our annual calendar. Additionally, we offer a Summer School Programme, which is included in the academic program and is offered to all students.
Though online schooling has a host of benefits, it is certainly not for everyone. If you can relate to one or more of the following situations, a school like 21K School is best suited for your needs:
- Gifted or advanced level students who want to learn deeper
- Homeschoolers who are looking for more structured learning
- Children who do not have access to good schools because of economic reasons or long travel hours
- Children undergoing professional training in music, arts, sports, etc and require flexible class timings
- Children undergoing medical treatment which makes it challenging for them to attend regular schools
- Children of parents who transfer periodically and require them to transfer schools often
- Children who attend regular schools but require additional tuition classes as well
- Parents who are worried about the hygiene, health, and safety in physical schools
- Children who require mid-term admissions
- Parents who are looking for an alternative to hostels
- Parents who are not satisfied with regular schools due to high tuition fees, unavailability of quality teachers, or a poor learning experience
Want to explore how 21K School can benefit you and your child? Speak to our educational counselor today!