Being parents and carrying out a long process of education at home with them, there comes a time when their needs become more specific and the need for specialized knowledge comes to light, posing challenges for parents that are beyond their capabilities with tutoring. and accompaniment of their children, it is here that it is formulated as a solution to the alternative of virtual education as a means to offer our children education with more specialized knowledge according to the needs of today’s world, but that leaves us calm as educators in house if we did the job well that its base processes have been previously covered.
What is an online education platform? and How can you help me in my home education process with my teenager?
The questions seem very obvious, but there are parents who educate at home and still feel some misgivings about digital media as a tool to follow the educational process of their children, for this reason it is important to clarify some issues to give context about the possibilities that can be used well. a valuable option.
Virtual educational platform is a program that includes different types of tools for educational purposes. Its main function is to facilitate the creation of virtual environments to provide all kinds of training over the Internet, without the need for advanced technical knowledge.
In fact, these are programs that allow you to carry out tasks such as: presenting content and activities within an online course, managing student registration, monitoring work during the course, clarifying doubts and creating spaces for multidirectional communication, evaluating the student progress, among others.
They can be used for comprehensive control of distance learning or as a complement to face-to-face teaching, which is very valid for parents who educate at home and want to provide a comprehensive education to our children. However, they are also increasingly being used to create discussion and work spaces for research groups among adolescents educated at home or to create digital communities and knowledge networks around topics of common interest.
Why should I be interested in this trend?
There are currently more than one billion people around the world without access to formal education. In fact, according to UNESCO, only 30% of adults worldwide have completed secondary school. And, as technology continues to advance, so will the number of people with access to high-quality online learning platforms, to complete their diplomas, university degrees, specializations, etc.
The benefits of using an online education platform
One of the biggest benefits of using an online education platform is the ability to learn anytime, anywhere, and access to quality free courses if well sought. This means that anyone with access to the Internet can take advantage of these opportunities. Another benefit is that there are no geographical limitations when accessing the courses, an important aspect of children educated at home due to their thirst for knowledge outside of paradigms, which expands a world of possibilities, in addition to being able to study from home, the work or even while traveling, something they have mastered perfectly since they were children ;).
How does it work?
Online education platforms allow students to access educational content through a variety of different methods. These methods include live classes, recorded lectures, and interactive learning modules. There are also some platforms that offer blended learning options, where students receive both face-to-face and online instruction.
How can a homeschooler teenager benefit from virtual education?
According to our experience, home-schooled adolescents who make the leap to virtual education show interesting benefits such as:
- First of all, they can learn something really very homeschooling anytime, anywhere.
- Secondly, they can take courses without having to travel to a particular place, something that as parents allows us, despite keeping a little more distance in this new educational phase, to be active spectators.
- Third, our children as homeschoolers can interact with other students and instructors through social media channels. Fourth, they can complete tasks and exams using an online platform, an enriching aspect for a homeschooler who does not share the same spaces as children who have been to school.
- Fifth, they can earn college credit by taking courses offered by universities.
- Finally, they can save money because they do not need to pay tuition or transportation costs.