“Teaching in the Internet age means we must teach tomorrow’s skills today.” - Jennifer Fleming
In the internet age, where technology changes even before you become efficient in the previous one, deciding what to teach your children sometimes becomes a bit overwhelming. School knowledge is definitely not enough to keep your little ones up to date with the changing learning trends and that is why E-learning websites for kids are becoming very popular nowadays.
With the emerging demand, there are many e-learning websites and e-learning for kids courses have spruced over all over the internet. In order to make the right decision for your little wonders, keep in mind these factors :
1. Set Your Goals
First and foremost is listing down the things that you have been meaning to achieve with this course. See for the time that your kid would be able to devote each day for the course. For how long would he need to catch everything that has been taught. Do you want to go for self paced or live online classrooms? The answers to these questions would help you narrow down your search.
2. What Would Be Your Role In The Learning?
Just as the course should be compatible with your goals, you also need to identify what role would you be playing in the whole course because it is not just the goals, but the burden should be as less as possible on you. Easy customisable courses, which are easy to understand, needs to be your utmost choice.
3. Offline Or Online Learning
Many e-learning websites offer downloadable modules which could be accessed without internet. Such modules are easy as internet bandwidth may vary and hence can hinder a continuous learning process for your kids.
4. Learning Modules
The most important factor is the learning module offered. Special effort needs to be put before finalising the module. The module should be user friendly and the language should be easy to grasp. With attention span of humans shrinking down from 12 seconds to 8 seconds, the module needs to be engaging enough so as to keep your kid interested in the classes all round. The module should be such that learning does not seem forceful to the kids.
5. Do Not Run After Features
In the quest to find the perfect e-learning solution for the kids, I have seen many parents running after more and more features, irrespective of the fact, whether these features would come in handy or not. The only important thing is that whatever your kid is learning, it needs to stick. Rather than burdening him with 100 extra features, make him learn one thing which would remain with him all his life.