I cannot begin to describe the blessing that BJU Press Distance Learning has been to my homeschool. It gives me the flexibility I need to keep up with the constant needs of my household. It gives me time to nurture my little ones. But best of all, it gives me the assurance that my daughters are getting a top-quality education with a biblical worldview. This year, we’re going to be using Distance Learning Online.
In the past, we’ve used the DVD program—and loved it! But the online program offers some benefits (and time savers) that the DVD program doesn’t, specifically in the areas of record keeping and lesson planning. And there are some new features this year that will give my children greater ability to manage their own learning and that will give me, as a homeschool mom, more control over their grades.
Encouraging Independent Learning
Most homeschool moms (including me) want their children to become independent learners. They want their children to be the kind of learners that can set goals, manage schedules, and meet expectations with little assistance.
Distance Learning Online encourages that kind of learning. In July, the online platform will unveil a new design that will help students manage their daily schedules. The new, simplified design will help students be able to easily pick up where they left off and will make it easier for them to move from one task to the next.
Another new feature will allow students to have more control over the speed of the video lessons. They can speed the video up or slow it down, depending on the amount of time they need with a concept or a task.
Giving Me Ultimate Control over My Homeschool
Part of the beauty of homeschooling is the ability to tailor the learning experience to each of my child’s individual needs. So, at the end of the day, I want to be in control of my child’s education. Distance Learning Online gives me that control. For example, the new design will even let me add items to the online gradebook. So if I want to add an extra project, I have the option of doing that.
I’m really excited about using Distance Learning Online this year. If you’ve used it before, what’s your favorite feature? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.