World’s population is growing, so does the number of young minds looking for knowledge and subsequent career opportunities. For centuries being a teacher was a synonym of being a valued member of community, a symbol of prestige, and a subaudition of earning well.
But times change, students change, working conditions change. More and more families lose faith in traditional schooling, educational system and teachers’ abilities in general. Home teaching and e-learning are inevitably gaining in popularity nowadays draining families away from classis get-up-early-and-go-to-school academic patterns. However, apart from benefits that cannot be unseen, the two have considerable cons that are still to be solved.
Pros and cons of educating your kid at home
Today there are many options available, and parents are completely eligible for picking a study career of their kinds on their own. For example, if we take a look at home schooling, individual classes where your kid is eye-to-eye with a teacher having attention focused and mind set right do show an increased academic performance and level of knowledge. Plus, being away from bullying kids grow more mentally consistent members of society, which largely pays off in future.
However, growing outside children social medium, a kid taught at home develops into an ultimate narcissist who can find it difficult to fit in the society, which is still the core of interhuman communication. And although these days homeschooled children can graduate with a diploma of the same value as if they’ve graduated from a traditional land-based establishment, they might be unable to find means to apply knowledge in practice or find common ground with students at college.
Therefore, home-schooling is only an intermediary patch-up for an issue of bullying and unqualified teachers at some schools, but the solution to the core problem is still to be found.
The true tomorrow of modern education
Now, let’s take a look at e-learning. As of today the Internet delivers hundreds of options to gain expertise in a certain area of study online. Even junior pupils will come across a great deal of educational material, exercises, lections, worksheets and textbooks. Is there a knowledge gap to fill in? E-teaching can help. Is there a certain academic area that a young mind wants to delve in? E-learning is there round-the-clock.
In addition to, there are many professional e-teachers and mentors who are ready to work individually with any person and help develop a required skillset and background in literally any subject. There are e-teaching programs and courses for not only students of all ages, but their parents as well.
A great plus is kids don’t have to leave classic schools to take a path of e-learning. The two can be embarked upon simultaneously fetching an individual schedule and finding most suitable time to e-learn.
However, there are two considerable cons of internet teaching one needs to know. First, there are few e-learning establishments offering diplomas certified by the state. Education authorities are reluctant to the benefits of studying online and are slow to adopt legislation needed to make online schooling official, with all the set of legislative documents needed to set quality standards e-courses have to live up to.
Second, the tradition of studying online is still underdeveloped. There are no commonly accepted practices and standards to follow in order to present material of maximum efficiency. That’s why it’s more like a boost-up for traditional learning experience, not its fully-fledged substitution. But, potential is so great, e-learning might be rightfully called the future of education that consolidates both online and “offline” experience. First attempts to use computers and the Internet in classrooms have already been made, technology progress and time will do the rest.