Traditional vs. Digital: the Benefits of Online Education
The advent of the Internet and associated technologies have changed virtually every aspect of society — from the way we interact with each other, to the way we shop and do business — to the way we learn.
Indeed, parents have more choices than ever when it comes to how best to educate their children. At Adirondack Learning Academy, our online education program recognizes each child as an individual, and that all children need to feel successful in order to succeed. Now that the traditional classroom experience is no longer mandatory, online homeschooling has become a viable option that offers a host of benefits:
Individualized attention: It’s been shown that children who are in smaller classes performed better in reading and mathematics than students in larger classes. Online schooling allows children to have the attention and focus they need in order to succeed.
Self-paced learning customized to the child: Lessons are tailored to reach students where, when and how they learn.
World-class education within easy reach: Regardless of where they live or how much they can afford, online education gives all children access to the best available courses.
Enhances technical skills: Students learn using the same tools they must master in today’s modern workforce — where strong digital skills are needed.
Performance checks: Online education provides important data on where students are and where they need to be along the learning path, allowing for course correction if necessary.
Provides academic challenges: Online education gives more students access to rigorous college preparatory courses and expands access to college credit options, such as Advanced Placement courses.
Can reduce dropout rates: Life, particularly in a COVID world, can be difficult on families. Online courses may be the only option for some students who have life circumstances getting in the way of their education.
At Adirondack Learning Academy, we believe learning is optimal when it takes place in an environment enriched with support, encouragement and assistance. Each student will develop the skills necessary for achievement and academic progress, and establish a life-long love for learning. For more information on our services, give us a call today.