The world is changing every day, but some things have stayed the same for decades, one of these things being how we teach students in school. Students are not learning the same as they did fifty years ago, and yet we are teaching them as if they do. Overall, more students are developing mental illnesses due to stress and bullying, many are considered chronically absent, and students who do attend school are not retaining the information they are learning. Online schools are offering solutions to these problems, and they are producing results that are hard to deny.
Professionally developed online schools are teaching students the skills they need to succeed from a more palatable structure that students enjoy. Students have reported that they prefer online schooling more than traditional face-to-face classes, and online schools are using this to their advantage as students are more likely to engage with the material if they are enjoying their learning experience.
Some online schools focus on student-led project based curriculum which has been proven to lead to better student engagement with material. This curriculum can improve their analytical thinking skills, creativity and originality, and active learning skills. All of these are highly in-demand skills that businesses look for in hiring new workers, and teaching students while they are still in school can set them up for a better future.
Students are becoming burnt out with the old, traditional, face to face way of learning. With the rest of the world changing to meet our new needs in this face-paced, technologically centered society, students should be encouraged to adapt and learn in ways that will better their future. Learn more about project-based learning and online schools in the infographic below: