When you think about how to describe homeschooling, what words come to mind? Most parents probably think of words such as love, joy, knowledge, and fun to describe the interactions and bonds that are shared with their children. But I’ve noticed that the words easy and simple generally aren’t associated with homeschooling.
Parents who have homeschooled know that grading, organizing lesson plans, and keeping track of student records can be a stressful, time-consuming process. What if I told you that there was a way you could effectively manage teaching lessons, grading tests, constructing lesson plans, and organizing gradebooks? It’s hard to believe, but BJU Press Distance Learning Online makes all this possible . . . and more!
Distance Learning Online (DLO) delivers a high-quality biblical worldview education by providing daily video lessons for your child that can be watched from a web browser on almost any device. Expert teachers with years of experience teach fun and interesting lessons that your child can work through individually. Most textbooks, tests, and quizzes are easily accessed from the same simple login. Quizzes and tests are accessed online and are graded instantly, saving you valuable time that can be spent on the important things. Gradebooks and records are conveniently stored digitally, ready to be accessed anytime. It’s like having your own digital teacher’s aide right in your home. Read more about how the features of DLO work.
DLO in Your Home
DLO is simple to set up when your kit arrives. You can learn more about getting started.
The school day begins when your child logs into our simple web interface. He can see the next available lesson and is able to work through it on his own at his own pace. Many of our customers who use DLO have several children learning at once. With DLO, one or all of the kids can work independently while Mom or Dad works with the others, makes dinner, or works from home.
Later while the children are playing or after bedtime, you can access the content to see how they’re doing. The answers for most assignments are available right on the lesson screen so you don’t have to flip through pages to find answers. If you disagree with how the system graded the test question or want to add an additional assignment, no problem. DLO is flexible and designed with the parent in mind.
Still in Control
You, the parent are still in direct control of your child’s education. No assembly is required since DLO works out of the box, but you have the final say and the ability to make changes to lessons and grades whenever necessary. You’re also able to customize the program to meet the academic needs of your child, which leads me to another great benefit of the DLO program.
We know that not all children learn at the same pace in every subject, that’s why we’ve made Distance Learning Online in a way that allows your child to move up or down one or two grade levels in two subjects. For example, a child in third grade could use second-grade math and fourth-grade reading.
To learn more about BJU Press Distance Learning Online, please visit our homeschool website.