Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ A Mom’s View: Online Learning Isn’t Working for Students, Parents or Teachers. Here’s What’s Happening in My Home

Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

We keep to keep in mind that The 74 is an advocacy publication supporting 'school choice' (aka charter schools) and so has an interest in pushing back against online learning. Still, it's hard to deny some of the concerns raised in this article, even if the scenario seems extreme (caring for a 5-month old, working from home, and trying to make sure two school-age children do more than watch YouTube or TikTok videos). It should be easier to keep track of student work and there should be fewer e-learning applications. But also, it shows the danger of "the old days when we simply checked homework logs" - if compliance is based on oversight, rather than motivation, then taking away the oversight takes away the compliance.

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