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How Does CHS Online Help Prevent Technology Misuse During Their Online Classes?

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When switching to online schooling, parents often approach us with a set of questions. We appreciate this approach a lot.

Schooling decisions shouldn’t be taken lightly under any circumstances. Whether you’re switching to another conventional school, transitioning from conventional to Best Online schools UK, or finding a new institution in a different city, you should always do your research, speak with friends and family members, and take your time. An informed decision will ultimately help your child excel academically, personally, and socially.

In this blog, we’ll address a common question that parents ask. Can technology be misused during online classes? Moreover, how do we prevent this from happening during our sessions? Let’s dig deeper. Continue reading, take notes, and feel free to present your questions towards the end.

1. Class Structure and Monitoring

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During online classes, every student uses their computer, laptop, or tablet. We recommend the first two as tablets can be tricky to handle. Either way, students have access to the internet and software programs. Parents often worry that students can easily misuse technology. This concern is completely valid and understandable.

At CHS Online, we have a team of MA/MSc/PhD qualified subject specialist teachers on board. Our faculty are provided extensive training in expert online class management and monitoring. Utilising this insight, they ensure that every student is logged into the online teaching software at all times.

Students cannot veer off track and do something else on their computers. This is because we use advanced, cutting-edge, and regularly updated software that prevents the misuse of technology. Our cambridge online education UK specialists worked with a team of expert web and software developers to create a platform that would become a vessel for the smooth delivery of online lessons. We also devised ways to prevent technology misuse and carefully implemented them across the platform.

As a parent, you don’t have to worry about your child multi-tasking during their class. Our teachers expertly track each student’s activity to ensure that they’re fully engrossed in their lessons. If a student misuses their access to the internet, our teachers become aware of their actions.

Our class structure also facilitates this level of monitoring. At CHS Online, each classroom comprises between 8 and 10 students, no more. Since the student-teacher ratio is fairly low, our teachers can expertly and assiduously regulate the classroom.

This isn’t possible in most conventional schools. In some cases, teachers deliver lessons to as many as 25 or even 30 students. As a result, they can’t monitor each student’s activity as closely and actively as they should; there are simply too many students in the classroom! Students may get distracted, bully their peers, and misbehave in class. Due to low monitoring levels, all of this slips through the cracks.

We make sure nothing is overlooked. Student safety is one of our top priorities. By taking strong measures to prevent technological misuse in our classrooms, we ensure that students learn in a safe, well-regulated environment.

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2. Skill-Building

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Another great way to prevent technological misuse is to build the right skills in students. While restrictions are often important (especially for younger students), they’re not enough. Students should also be equipped with the tools they need to abstain from certain practices on their own.

We take skill-building seriously. At CHS Online, our teachers build a wide range of skills in students, including respect, honesty, organisation, time management, teamwork, collaboration, empathy, leadership, and conflict resolution, among others. We want our students to become well-rounded, responsible, and ethical learners. By planning skill-building activities and games, our teachers help students develop and implement these skills in their life.

For instance, we also highlight responsible technological use when we teach students the importance of being honest and accountable. Students learn the importance of using technology, the internet, and social media with care. They also understand that exploring other sites or shifting their attention to something else during their classes is inappropriate.

Of course, we still have strong in-software regulations in place. However, we also ensure that our students undergo the process of thoughtful self-cultivation. We equip our students with the tools they need to make better choices for themselves.

The safety net is always there. However, we motivate and inspire our students to push for self-betterment, understand the difference between right and wrong, and gradually reach a point where they feel good about making the right decision.

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3. Why Cambridge Home School Online?

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Are you considering switching from conventional to online schooling for your children? At CHS Online, we’re trusted by thousands of parents across the globe. Explore the following links to get started:

We offer four competitive homeschooling programs: Primary Prep/Key Stage 2 (ages 7 to 10), Lower School/Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 13), Upper School/IGCSEs (ages 14 to 16), and Sixth Form/AS & A-Levels (ages 17 to 19). Established in 2002, we have over 20 years of experience providing a quality online schooling experience to pupils living in the UK, Europe, Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

At CHS Online, we use an independent, interdisciplinary, and well-rounded curriculum. Compared to the national curriculum, our homeschooling curriculum covers greater academic breadth and depth. As a result, our students secure top grades. Our track record reflects our strong focus on academic excellence.

In June 2021, 86% of our IGCSE students secured A*s and As in their target subjects. 83% of our A Level students secured two As and a B or higher, as requested by top universities. Moreover, all students who applied received offers from some of the best universities globally.

We also provide our students with access to a vast online library of educational resources, including videos, presentations, catch-up lessons, study guides, worksheets, activities, and more. Additionally, each student receives one-on-one success coaching and pastoral support from our school counsellors.

If you wish to increase your chances of enrolment, please submit an early application. Since we have a limited number of places available, our school is almost always full. An early application will help your child get a head start and get closer to achieving their dream of studying at Cambridge Home School Online.

If you want to learn more about our homeschooling process, please explore our previous blogs. We’re excited to develop your talented, curious, and creative child into a high performer!