Online school isn’t a worksheet or a lecture delivered over a screen. It’s a learning experience specifically designed to be online. That allows K–12 online schools to take full advantage of the dynamic nature of digital environments.
Research has shown that complex digital interactions, like strategic video games, can help children improve their problem-solving skills. High-quality online schools tap into the same phenomenon through lessons that utilize the advantages of digital experiences. Where a traditional lesson may offer students only one course to follow, an online lesson can allow them to explore multiple paths, teaching them to look at new information from different angles and think about problems holistically.
Through its digital nature, online school is able to keep all types of learners more engaged and thus more focused on their coursework. This increases students’ ability to master new knowledge and then apply that knowledge to papers, group projects, and other assignments that require students to use and grow their problem-solving skills.
In other words, the online learning process challenges students in effective ways, giving them the space to think critically, build perseverance, and improve their ability to adapt—all thanks to online delivery and the use of screens.