Algonquin

Benefits of Virtual Learning

Oct 22, 2020

Things are finally starting to feel like they’ve returned back to "sort of" normal at Best Brains of Algonquin. After a few months of doing strictly virtual learning, we have started to offer both in-center (following all possible safety precautions) and virtual learning, so families have the option to choose whichever option might be best for them! While the entirety of COVID-19 and its changes to the world have been overwhelming and difficult, sometimes it’s best to look at the silver lining. Virtual learning has been challenging to master but over time we have learned how this delivery can be a great fit not only for some students, but also for families as a whole. Here are some of the ways in which we have found virtual learning to hold many benefits for students in their learning processes, schedules, and more.

One of the most obvious benefits of virtual learning is the ability to gain some freedom in your schedule! It's a huge luxury to be able to find a time for work, classes, and meetings that actually work well in your day rather than following the structured schedule that we’re used to in daily life. This isn’t to say that the structure isn’t a positive thing, though. For many people, it is incredibly helpful to follow a daily routine. However, not everybody benefits from this and a more flexible schedule feels like it may serve some students better. Virtual learning allows for this!

Going along with allowing for a flexible schedule, it takes a certain time management skill to be able to do this effectively. Having a flexible schedule can be difficult because it’s so easy to procrastinate tasks until the very last second, so it is essential to learn how to manage time and schedule things at a reasonable pace in order to avoid getting overwhelmed. Having to work this out is the perfect opportunity to hone in on time management skills because you have to be disciplined enough to find time to study, relax, work, and more.

Doing almost everything online nowadays, like Math, English, Abacus classes, extracurriculars, and more means lots and lots of screen time as well as sharpened digital skills. The world continues to grow more and more into the digital age where technology is used very commonly, so being well versed in various digital programs and features is incredibly helpful for future endeavors.

These are just a few of the benefits that we have seen cultivating in our students during this time and we look forward to seeing what new innovations and changes are to come in the new year. Change can be really overwhelming sometimes, but one of our favorite mantras is “The only constant in life is change” and seeing the good in these changes is essential to a positive lifestyle! At Best Brains of Algonquin Learning Center, we continue being our best through each change!

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