Online Homeschool Classes
Online classes allow education to happen anywhere we happen to find a computer with an Internet connection.
Gaining wisdom through online homeschool classes results in greater knowledge and new skills without the hassle of travel and without the enormous cost that seems to cling to the thought of education these days. For any self-motivated individual, the rewards of this type of education are numerous and with a bit of effort, time and money can be saved while learning self-reliant skills to last a lifetime. Online homeschool classes are wonders of our modern technology age for both children and adult learners. Also, a specialized class can be a fun accomplishment for a whole family at once. If a student wants or needs a class or an entire curricula package to fit around their lifestyle rather than fitting their lifestyle around a formal education, online classes may just be the solution they need.
So what is the catch? Maybe the greatest challenge is in finding exactly what you want. Do you need college credit, or do you want a class for little money [or for free]? Do you have a specific time table, or do you want the flexibility to take your time and then go back to the information again and again? Your answers will dictate your class choices. While many online classes may be completed whenever the student has a few minutes, other classes meet virtually at a specific time which gives every student a chance to interact with the instructor. Virtual classes are becoming more prominent for all levels of education.
For those parents who are also home educators, online homeschool classes give fabulous flexibility too. While students are learning in a self-directed manner, parents are free to learn alongside or to prepare to teach other subjects or to grade papers or to scour seed catalogs or simply write a short column. Internet based schooling gives students more time to practice their new skills or learn new ones rather than travel to and from a class. As previously mentioned, many specialty classes are offered for free. Some of these classes or mini-classes require only a bit of time and patience to add an elective to your student’s transcript. With such websites as this one here at Self Reliance Works, free information abounds that can easily become a mini-class for both learning new information and the basis for the subject of written reports. Other paid classes give the perk of a report card and are especially useful in states where educational records are needed.
Regardless of your motivation, I hope you feel inspired to seek out new wisdom this year!
As a traveling homeschool parent, Nicole Lorenz enjoys any innovative way to ‘take their show on the road’ while lightening the physical load.