4 Reasons Why Online Learning is the Future of Education
Just a few years back online learning was considered non-essential. Most of the parents and students who got online learning solutions considered it supplementary. However, the pandemic times showed the benefits of online schooling and how it is not just a supplementary source, but the future of education.
Here are 4 reasons why online learning and especially online learning as a part of integrated learning systems is here to stay and how it will continue to benefit students even after schools reopen:
1. It enables better learning outcomes
Traditional instructor-based learning teaches everyone at the same pace and assumes that every student has the same needs. Online schooling gives flexibility in the sense that most online learning systems are a part of integrated education which tracks all performance of students giving insights to customize learning material or interventions as per student requirements. This ensures that teachers know where a student is lacking and can accordingly assign remedial to them. This brings about better learning outcomes for each student. In contrast, in traditional schooling, there are limitations with respect to the number of assessments that can be conducted. Integrated online learning systems allow schools the best of both worlds: interactive live in-person schooling as well the learning resources and assessments available online.
2. Better accessibility
Even though the reach of education is increasing in India, there is no denying the fact that quality education is still limited to a few pockets of the country, especially the metro cities. Online learning can help break the barrier of accessibility. This was especially proven during the pandemic when online schooling started getting accepted as the new normal. Even now that schools reopen, because of this increased acceptability, more and more students can use online schooling to the required extent and continue accessing the quality educational resources that would otherwise be unavailable to them.
3. Increased cost-effectiveness
Starting and running offline schools with the best facilities and resources can be expensive. Especially considering the infrastructure and training and development costs. Online schooling or integrated schooling can be the alternative for this. Online learning systems are cost-effective especially when launched on a big scale. Integrated systems also allow school owners to give flexible payment options to their students as it makes it easy to manage finances. Online systems also allow schools to launch multiple extracurricular subject classes as well so that students don’t have to find external classes for the same.
4. Improved teacher-student interaction
In traditional classrooms, students are either too shy to interact with their teachers, or teachers may simply be too occupied with teaching and completing the syllabus to find enough time to interact with teachers. This becomes especially tricky when students have some doubts during their learning. Students shy away from asking questions due to fear of criticism or being ridiculed. Online learning can solve this through features such as ‘Doubt Solving’ by allowing students to ask doubts on chat. This way they can ask any doubts that they have without any hesitation.
At LEAD, we focus on providing integrated learning systems to enable excellent learning outcomes in students. Rather than providing just online learning or offline learning, we provide the right technology and resources that empower all school stakeholders. Thus LEAD Powered Schools benefit from the following:
- An internationally benchmarked curriculum that includes both online as well offline interactive learning. Students get learning at par with Singapore, Canada, and the USA and 5 times better learning outcomes.
- Smart technology-enabled classrooms, don’t just provide engaging audio-visual content but also come with supporting grade-wise activity kits.
- Trained and certified teachers, equipped with the latest educational resources ensure your child’s learning is always on track.
- World-class at-home learning solutions ensure learning never stops and parents become an involved part of their child’s learning.
- Unlimited exposure to all its students through celebrity MasterClasses, India’s Biggest Student Championship, Student-Led Conferences and Scholarship Opportunities.
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