Those of you who have followed along here for any length of time already know that I am a HUGE fan of online education. I am a HUGE fan of pretty much all forms of learning, because I know for a fact that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to learning. We do not all learn all things in the same way. Even within a single individual there are major differences in each person's learning style for each subject they might attempt to learn. I don't learn new math concepts in the same way I learn new facts about history, the processes are very different.
My husband envisions a future where all learning is done via computers, with teachers only being available for answering questions or providing oversight. I don't know if this is the best answer for everyone, and I certainly do not believe that all subjects can be taught exclusively on the computer. But I do believe the option should be available for those who could benefit from it.
I don't think the answer is to replace our school system with all online learning, but I do think our current system needs some major overhauling. There are many valuable lessons beyond academics that can be taught in our schools, but at the moment we are teaching the wrong ones.
Until Next Time ...