Interacting through a screen is different from interacting in person. This goes for learning as well. Many parents may feel apprehensive towards the live streaming classes during home based learning (HBL) as they feel that their child is not as receptive towards the class or is unable to effectively absorb all the learning objectives as they would if they were in a classroom setting. Of course, the HBL scheme has many kinks as it was set up in a short period of time. But in the long run, we can expect better technology along with better interactive tools to enhance the feeling of personal interaction and connectedness while apart.
Parents may feel necessary for our children to be exposed to physical human interaction, whether in their tuition or extra-curricular classes. Children who require more guided teaching may prefer having a teacher by their side. Online learning is not for everyone now, but the society and learning environment are ever changing. We need to adapt. We encourage parents to try out different platforms to find one that suits their children’s learning style and engages them in a way that keeps them motivated to continue learning.
We align with Dr. Pak Tee Ng on his ideology that,