According to UNESCO, over nine in every ten school children were affected by the coronavirus pandemic. What started as a problem in the distance quickly came to impact how we spent our daily lives. While some students were affected more than others in Australia, most children fell behind with their education.
It’s now up to educational facilities, whether schools or universities, to provide the same children with the support they need to get good grades and set themselves up for the life that they deserve. In other words, a world where they aren’t judged with an asterisk just because they were educated during COVID times.
Here are some reasons why schools should embrace online learning!
Anything Can Happen
This has become a morbid motto through the pandemic, but anything can indeed happen – people living in Victoria will attest to this. Just when you think everything is going back to normal, the state goes back into another lockdown and children are forced to learn from home once again.
Even after COVID, there’s nothing to suggest that something similar won’t happen again. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that children deserve the very best tools regardless of whether they can physically make it into school or not.
Accommodate Children in All Event
By embracing online learning, schools have the resources to accommodate children regardless of what happens in life. For example, this includes snow days, ill days, family bereavements, and other occasions. Previously, keeping a child at home meant missing a day of school. With online learning, they can still learn while at home. Of course, not all ill children will be able to learn at home, but it opens doors and reduces the impact of children missing school.
With an elearning company, schools can also put on extra sessions without all the hassle that previously came with the process. Evenings after school, weekends, and even during summer breaks – the school can put on sessions with ease. Teachers can even teach from home – more teachers are likely to sign up for additional sessions knowing that it will take an hour from their time rather than travelling to school, delivering the session, and then travelling home again.
Versatility and Flexebility
Another reason to embrace online learning is that you can tailor the lessons to exactly what the students need. If some students are struggling with a particular subject, they can log into online sessions to build their understanding.
Also, children often feel as though they can’t show weakness in front of other students. With online lessons, they don’t have this same issue because they can flick back and forward through the slides as much as they want. They can even go home and look at the online lesson again. Too many children are left behind because they feel pressured in classes, and access to online learning resolves this.
Save Money and Resources
Finally, many schools also find that they save resources with online learning. Why? Because they build a catalogue of materials for teachers. Suddenly, teachers don’t need to spend so much time creating lessons because of these resources. Now, they’re spending more time one-on-one with the children who need it the most. They can offer additional support rather than each teacher creating the same lessons time and time again.
Just in case you need more reasons to invest in online learning, children interact well with technology and find online learning more effective than traditional classrooms (this could boost school test results too!).