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Hello, Crystal Ball question

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:27 am
by inovation
Hello All

I am a semi recent new parent and already can't help but look towards the future.

I am so torn on the home school vs public/private school choice.

Without getting into a pro's/cons debate over what is best I would like to get some feedback from people who have a better understanding on what the future of home schooling will be in 4-5 years.

Personally I have a vision in my head that a great online program would be available that would work along with the traditional homeschooling methods.

So I guess any information on current online programs and any future projects in the works.

I would also like to hear flat out opinions,speculations,theories on what the future holds in regards to online home classroom advancements from the home school community

Thanks for any info

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:58 pm
by SuperGiaJ
I agree that public school education will make a slow transition to being available online, especially with the Common Core (if it can hold ground). Just look at many universities and their online offerings/classes/lessons. More are considering online degrees, though it will take time for them to be fully accepted by businesses.

There's certainly no reason why a public school education couldn't be done online. Resistance to change will be its biggest hindrance though.

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:24 pm
by Theodore
Common Core is proving to be a government propaganda tool, though. In theory it was a good idea, in practice I would try to stay as far away from it as possible. Regarding online schooling, the tech is all here for group video chat and sharing materials in real time. I think that is the future, supplemented of course with traditional forum discussion and online assignment submission. There are just some things that are best discussed with a teacher in real time, whether that's a tutor or co-op member or whomever.