Homeschooling Online
Could Be for You

Homeschooling online is rapidly becoming more of an option for families for numerous reasons such as cost, convenience, and personal preferences. Online homeschool education is an understandable trend considering the technologically advanced "Information Age" we currently live in.

Parents especially like the option of homeschooling done online when their children reach high school and encounter more difficult subjects. Some will even consider Internet schooling for college coursework.

But, what exactly does it mean? And, how is it done, anyway?

This alternative form of instruction utilizes online homeschool curriculum that students complete while "attending" classes in a virtual classroom over the Internet.

The majority of their interaction with the instructor is through emails, text messages, and social networking sites. They can even play interactive games in these online home school education programs.

Students can complete their high school courses online with assignments, activities, and even earn college credits while still in high school.

See First Online Degree for more information.


Requirements for Online Homeschool Courses


  • computer
  • printer
  • Internet service
  • accompanying textbooks


Advantages



Disadvantages


  • government involvement if using some free online homeschooling programs
  • there's no direct teacher-student interaction
  • no peer interaction
  • instruction may move at a faster pace than what is most comfortable for the student
  • homeschool curriculum online requires an independent student

Although this can be a viable homeschooling option for some, it will not fit everyone's lifestyle. If interested, search the Internet for some of the numerous sites that offer free online summer school studies as an option.


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