|Technology has enabled us to become more mobile even while standing still—it allows us to connect with others easily in ways we couldn’t before. With this technology comes a new opportunity in education for teachers to reach students with mobility issues and for students to attend classes and pursue degrees at their own pace.Distance learning is hardly a new concept—for years many universities have offered correspondence courses. However, today’s distance learning isn’t just for college kids anymore. It’s estimated that approximately 2.5% of school-age Canadians are engaged in home-based education programs, which often rely on distance education materials supplied by local school boards.|
Your school’s students may have the chance to become distance learners, if they aren’t already. It’s likely that your school board is seeking ways to ensure that these students still gain the classroom community feel, even if they aren’t in a physical classroom. We’ve compiled a few tips and ideas to help your school and your students get the most from distance education:
Just because students aren’t physically in the classroom doesn’t mean that they have to miss out on the camaraderie and interaction of the classroom setting. Give them the tools and support to feel like part of the community today.
Buchanan, Marian. “How Many Homeschoolers Are There in Canada?” Canadian Home Based Learning Resource Page. Web. 28 Apr. 2010.
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