Online education is very popular amongst children now days. It can be rated as an effective way of educating the children. When it comes to online education, the aim behind this is making learning easy and effective for the children. Online education basically educates children by using the play way methods. Everything has positive and negative effects. Both should be kept in mind. Following are few positive and negative points related to online education.
Many online educating websites offer games, lesson plans, worksheets etc designed, considering a particular age requirement. For example whatever a preschooler finds attractive may not be attractive for a kindergartner. So the curriculum to be taught is designed accordingly in order to make it interesting for children.
The best way of motivating a child is to make learning fun. And children like colorful and beautiful images, especially the young ones. Another good way of motivating them to learn is the use of online games. No doubt every age group of children loves playing games. Educational sites offer a variety of educational games. So this can drive children to learn by playing.
Children are offered a lot of options in terms of selecting a particular section of their interest. They can choose whichever game they like to play with options to choose various levels. Online games come with an option to choose the levels of difficulties for example- very easy, easy, difficult. Similarly they can choose the worksheet levels which are given at the end of each lesson plan.
Children develop various skills when they opt for online education. So whenever a child opts for online education it further helps in developing the eye-hand coordination. For example- If children use a computer then they have to click the mouse looking at the screen. This also enables the development of the fine muscles. And when they play games or solve the worksheets they develop mental abilities. Some interactive lesson plans also enhance a child’s logical reasoning.
A major point to be kept in mind is that the children should not sit in front of the computer for long durations. It may affect their eyesight. In other words few things should be taken care of while going ahead with online education.