One of the biggest mistakes a teacher can make is being against technology. Even though in some contexts (every day are fewer) technology should be out of the picture, we’re now facing a digital era that requires a new, more integrated approach.
Asking students to put their cell-phones down instead of understanding what is the best way to integrate these devices into the class’ curriculum can be a painful mistake. Instead of demanding from our kids or students to concentrate on homework and not on their devices, could be somehow, damaging their learning process.
If, as parents, we could think about some new, innovative ways to turn our “enemies” into our best “accomplices”, our kids’ smartphones could become the channel they use to be better prepared and to develop more skills to face the unknown future that is just around the corner.
Some of the benefits of online learning are
Online learning, besides integrating technology into places we were used to closing the doors for it, enables our kids to continue the learning process whenever they want, wherever they are.
Eliminating these barriers of a certain timeframe or established physical space, online learning can allow the different learning process to create better prepared future professionals with a clearer vision of a career path.
Some other benefits of online learning are:
- A decrease in students’ inhibition
- An interaction that never stops
- The possibility of bringing education, knowledge, and innovation to places that weren’t able to receive this before
- Creative thinking when deciding how to interact with these new technologies, possibilities, realities, and classmates
- Kids being able to learn and grow exchanging experiences with other kids that could be sitting on the other side of the world
- The permanent format change allows our own kids to reshape the future of education and online learning according to their own experiences, ideas, and innovations
It is time for a change: Changing the format of the classroom
Did you know that classrooms look the same as they did when our grandparents learned? Why do we insist this is the best way to learn or teach?!
We live in a digital world, where interactive tools are created every day, it is time to incorporate them into our kids’ curriculums.
Have you heard about the concept of flipped classrooms? According to Wikipedia, a flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom.
If you want to learn more about flipped classrooms, we recommend this article.
More free time for parents: Online learning is enabling you to have it!
One of the main benefits online learning offers you, as a parent, is the possibility to rest more. Of course, online learning doesn’t only work for the traditional scholar system, but can also be applied to extracurricular activities, like the online live programming courses TekkieUni offers.
Our programming courses are live. Your kids can interact with classmates from all over. We have the best teachers, and your children won’t have to leave home to participate in the class!
You could even save some gas. Everything is online. Allow them to learn from the comfort of home, or from wherever there is a good Wi-Fi connection.