Understanding What Makes Online Learning More Difficult for Children and How We Can Help.
We are living in a new age of technology. We have been for a while now. Our children have been raised in an environment where technology is ubiquitous so wouldn't it be easier for them to learn online? The answer is an astounding NO!
But why is this the case?
Well, there are many reasons and it may vary from child to child. That being said, there is always one reason that shows up in whatever article you find regarding the subject: communication. Of course in online learning, you can still talk to your teacher or professor. That much does not change between in-person and online. However, there are other aspects of communication that go unnoticed.
For one, there is no exchange of ideas between both students and the teacher, as well as students among each other. You will find that online learning environments attempt to replicate this by adding features such as raising your hand virtually or adding breakout for students to work in groups. However, if you've been in a virtual call you know that this experience is nowhere near the experience in-person. While older kids such as high school and college students may not be as affected by this change, the students that are most impacted are the younger kids still in elementary school.
For young kids, communication is essential, and being able to actively interact with their teacher as well as their peers only enhances their learning. If you take that away, have them sit in their room and stare at a screen, there is no doubt that it can difficult for them to get the same learning they had before.
How can Backyard Gig Help?
If you're reading this blog, you're probably wondering what we can do to help? Well, let me tell you that Backyard Gig is here for you! We understand that online learning is not easy for your child and although you may want to help them yourself, sometimes it's just not possible with your work schedule.
On Backyard Gig, we have a taskforce of only college students, people who are probably the best at helping when it comes to online learning as they are participating in it themselves. Not only that, local college students are people you can trust much more as you know they are within your geographical proximity and are required by their university to abide by their code of conduct policy.
All you have to do is go on the site, post your tutoring task and a college student will soon inquire about your task. It's that simple! No need to pay a professional tutor who will surely overcharge, when there are hundreds of qualified college students willing to help you at a more affordable price.
This pandemic is something that has changed everyone's lives. I think it's safe to say that it's not going to disappear anytime soon, so instead of letting it make our lives a struggle, let's adapt! Let's make sure that our kids are continuing to grow and develop so they can live a bright and prosperous future!
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