- May 19, 2020
- Posted by: Adeposi Okupe
- Category: Online Education
Recently there has been a huge surge in demand for online courses for kids, especially because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lock-downs and quarantines imposed by countries all over the world.
You may be wondering what the benefits of online education are, in comparison with the traditional offline education. This is so, because up until now, most parents have considered online courses only as supplementary learning for their children – sort of like the extra lessons they take at home after school.
What is the future of education?
- What is STEAM education and why is it important?
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. [Source: Educationcloset.com]
Educators are swiftly moving towards project-based learning as opposed to traditional theoretical learning modes. And statistics show that students retain more of the lesson concepts because they are learning in a practical environment and can see the direct application of the principles being taught.
2. Online/ Virtual Education
The future of education is virtual, and traditional educational institutions will have to evolve or die.
A lot of schools have already embraced the new trends in online education, offering a richer learning experience.
Some have also incorporated a new trend called Blended Learning where the school offers parallel education offline in class, and online through their learning portal.
Benefits of Online Schooling
Online Education eliminates all the logistics and running costs of maintaining a physical facility. This means invariably that the institution can offer the same quality of education at a cheaper rate.
- Access to Superior Education:
Since the cost is greatly reduced, most students can afford to enrol in programs that would normally have been out of their reach. Top tier institutions like Harvard, Stanford, Kanata Online Academy, all offer online programs that are accessible to many more students around the world.
Learning online allows you take courses in the comfort of your home. And with self-paced courses, you can go through the course content in line with your personal schedule, and not following some rigid time-table.
The Future of Work is Digital. Are you preparing your kids for that future?
One reputable place to get online courses for your kids is Digital Media Academy.
We sat with George Ng, Partnership Manager and Jamie Turner, Director of Education at Digital Media Academy to discuss how their courses position your child for the future of work
Watch our full interview with experts from Digital Media Academy on their online STEAM courses
Digital Media Academy, USA – Certified Schools
Launched by STEM educators on the campus of Stanford University in 2002, Digital Media Academy is the best place for students to get their start as designers, developers, programmers, engineers, animators, musicians, filmmakers, and creators.
All courses are ISTE certified which ensures the highest quality standards in learning experience for students acquiring digital skills.
They offer on-site Kids and Teen camps in conjunction and on the campuses of top tier universities like Harvard, Stanford, University of California, New York University and many more.
Your child can select courses via pathways:
- Computer Science + Artificial
- Robotics + Engineering
- Music Production
- Creative Design
- Digital Storytelling
- Game Design, and find several courses tailored to that specific pathway.
Digital Media Academy’s Steam Learning Lab offers online courses for kids aged 7 – 18+.
With over 200,000 students already trained and 99.6% student satisfaction, the steam learning learn is definitely going to be a delight for your child.
You can also select courses based on age range. There are three categories of courses:
- Junior Adventure Courses (7 – 9 years)
- Adventure courses (9 – 12 years)
- Teen Courses (13 – 18+)
Certificate of Completion
Your child will receive a certificate of completion after successfully completing any of the courses.
Learn while Creating
All of our online courses make use of high quality, web-based software that works seamlessly on basic computers and tablets.
Custom video content, interactive assignments, and projects give students a hands-on learning experience that starts unplugged and teaches students how to make technology not just how to use technology.
Digital Media Academy’s Courses are priced at $399 for 10 courses in any learning pathway.