The student’s voice tends to be the voice not heard enough in the classrooms of the world. We at LEARN decided it might be time that students were given a platform to let their voices resound. What better place to start than with the students attending our online classes!
A bit of background: we currently have students from six English school boards across the province, taking online math and science classes with LEARN. Approximately half of them are in Secondary 4 and the other half are in Secondary 5. Some of them are taking a single course and some of them are taking two or three courses. Over 60% of our students are taking their first online class with LEARN this year. The question on everyone’s mind when they hear about our online classes: “Yes, but how does it compare to traditional face to face situations?” We thought it would be interesting to let the students tell us about the differences between classes in a virtual setting and classes where they are face-to-face with their peers and teachers.
We asked our Secondary 5 students to answer two questions about online learning:
1. What are the greatest differences between online learning and F2F learning?
2. What is one thing about online learning that has surprised you?
Thanks, LEARN Secondary 5 students, for giving us an insight into how you view the differences between online and F2F learning! Stay tuned for a follow-up blog post early in 2016, where the Secondary 4 students get their opportunity to be heard.
Want to know more?
- LEARN’s online courses
- Gathering student feedback using Twitter and Storify
- Building Community in an Online School using Live Twitter Chats
- An Inside Look at Using Twitter With Students: Our Third Twitter Chat