Needs and Other Considerations
The classroom of the future will definitely be on the cutting edge of technology. It will allow students to learn at their own rates. It will focus on specialized and individualized learning. It will allow students to about things they have a real interest in, not just the mundane coursework invented in 1912. Times have changed and we have to change with it. The schools of the future will do just that.
None of us can see perfectly into the future, but we can catch a glimpse of it now and then. Technology is not the change itself in education, but it is the impetus for change. More parents are concerned about their children’s well-being and academic achievement than ever before. School violence and other factors have scared some people back into their homes where they know they will be safe. The fears parents have today regarding their child’s welfare is truly understandable.
Online schools have attempted to answer this problem with online education portals and home school settings that use technology as the classroom, but some, in an effort to get there first, create a sense of overkill. Many kids drop out of such programs after a year and return to regular schools due to a lack of personal connection and overload of course requirements. Teachers who are hoping to escape excessive paperwork find it compounding in the form of digital papers and files.
Just as in the real world, students (and teachers) can become overwhelmed quite easily when asked to jump through too many hoops put upon them by state education systems that these school must follow to retain their charter.
So, if you think online schools have it figured out. Think again. They are only halfway there.