Imagine this: A student wakes up, eager to start their day of school. They eat breakfast and get dressed and then walk across their house to their computer where they log on and start their school day. Although this may seem like a very futuristic way to do school, it is a reality for many students across the United States. Although the benefits and downfalls of this idea are almost even, it is still being explored and researched. Supporters of this idea say that students could learn different things not usually offered in a classroom, a computer can customize to students’ needs better, and online classes cost less. The other side of the argument references John F. Kennedy’s quote,
Online schools versus campus schools, can one completely replace another? I’ve personally had the opportunity to experience both schools. Although they both provide the same outcome, which is a college degree of your choice of studies, there are advantages of one versus the other. I believe online schools are better to attend because of the convenience, satisfying classroom experience, and the cost and length of time to complete the degree program.
Online school has some differences from a brick and mortar school, however, it also has a few similarities. Online students, like brick and mortar students, must go to classes, communicate with teachers, and turn things in before their due date. Similarly, both school systems have a full staff, reasonable breaks between classes, and textbooks. Schooling online provides students with school dances, field trips, and a student government, in the same way a brick and mortar school would. Online school isn’t held in an official building, everyone works in their own individual rooms in their house. In online schools, the pupils must work a bit harder than in brick and mortar school. One differentiation between the two types of schooling is flexibility
Virtual High school is becoming more and more popular. But is it really the best option for your child? My parents are planning on sending me to a virtual high school. But I totally disagree with that Idea. Here's why. There's no doubt that online schooling can’t get you the proper education that you need, But if your alwaysways on the computer, surrounded by no one but yourself and maybe a parent. Then how is it possible that you will be able to learn any social skills. When you first think of this it may not seem like a bad thing, but when really, it’s a huge issue that will shape your lifestyle.
The positive is that you can attend school at places such the local library at an airport and even on an airplane. The negative to this would be that because you can attend anywhere, you may tend to get distracted. The daily schedule is preset but is flexible to complete at the students own pace. Teachers are readily available via, phone, email, text and chat and provide one on one help. Students can also receive help from their learning coaches. Online students can have social interaction via video, chat and extra -curricular activities which may lower the chances of peer pressure and bullying. Online schools are cheaper as most of your school supplies you have at home, you don’t have to wear a uniform or buy special clothes and you don’t have to pay for many outside
In response to your question, although your child might be able to take virtual course at DoDEA or at an accredited public school, there are many other factors that should be considered such as whether course will transfer in as electives or core requirements, and so it is best to speak with your child's counselor. Which school is your child currently enrolled? I have included Ms. Stephanie Steadman, Instructional System Specialist for Counselling, she will be able to offer more guidance in whether classes will
Moreover, it will cut down on taxes. Also it will provide a structure for students to get the individualized education they need. With the standardization of online schooling students will be given the opportunity to go at their own pace weather it be faster or slower than that of their
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School officials could limit the amount of days that a student could take advantage of online classes per semester. After their allotted time is up, students would have to attend school each day, or face the consequences of an absence. Bad weather would no longer be a cause of countless missed learning opportunities. Maybe a huge snow storm comes through, blanketing the area in snow and ice and causing roads to be inaccessible and unsafe to drive on. With distance learning, classes could still be held without students and teachers needing to brave the dangerous, icy roads to make it to school. Entire school days could be taught from the comfort of a living room; and school could still release early in the year; not halfway through the summer due to snow days and bad weather. Even though an argument could be made that some families could not afford the technology required to attend these virtual classes, schools could easily arrange fundraisers and bring in enough money to allow all students to receive an equal learning opportunity and eliminate bad weather as a cause for an unproductive day. In conclusion, video conferencing and online classes could be a highly valuable asset to schools and
However, there are quite a few discussions on bringing a new type of school to light. Two of the articles I found “ A School for the future- 2025: Practical Futures Thinking” and Online Versus Traditional Face-To-Face Learning In a Large Introductory Course discusses the different types of schooling that could happen but not for quite some time. The articles focus on two classroom options, the face-to –face that we have now, and the online course. The studies showed that there was no real difference between scores for the two different classroom types. While there were no significant differences there are some clear benefits to using online courses. One of those benefits is cost-effectiveness. The courses could also be easier to schedule and students might actually be satisfied with convince, flexibility and independent learning. While it might be nice to not have to leave my house to go to school I do not think I would be as motivated to go to school if I had the choice to go. I mean right now I have the choice to go to school or not but my grade also depends on my attendance in my classes. If attendance is not part of your grade how many students will log onto their online class instead of logging onto
First, online school offers education flexibility in that each child is able to learn at his or her own pace. It is easier to work on problems that cannot be resolved during the class at a later time in the day. Teachers are available to give educational assistance well after school hours. Teachers and students are able to interact not only during the designated times for online school, but also using email and online chat sessions. On the other hand, in a traditional
After reviewing several of the provided elementary level online courses there were likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, and parts that would likely be emulated. The first website that was reviewed was Blended Schools. This website had many positive points and strengths. These strengths, included: having pre-assessments before beginning lessons, checking for understanding after parts of the lessons, and it was very easy to navigate. It is very important to have a pre-assessment before the lessons, this gives the students a starting point and a way to evaluate what they might already know. Another key point in the Blended Schools lessons were the check for understandings. This enabled students to review what they learned, and it assessed them on whether or not they were successful up until that point. Blended Schools was also very easy to navigate, this is a crucial point for parents and students, some parents may not have a lot of technology experience and this will
By endorsing activities that build on each pupil’s personal strength and skills, educators have a greater chance of breaking through the cycle of socioeconomic disadvantage within the younger generation. Thomson (2002) suggests that virtual schoolbags, the unique knowledge and interests each student brings to school, places children in a social position that is either advantageous or disadvantageous. Being born in a middle-class family is more likely to result in children with higher literacy and numeracy rates because their parents are better equipped at effectively preparing them for school. Conversely, students from a low socioeconomic background have parents who are too busy working two jobs to give them the support needed to understand