Rorisang Kgosana
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
10 Nov 2021
10:00 am

Homeschooling and online learning on the rise, but is it good for your kids?

Rorisang Kgosana

Online learning and home schooling could be beneficial to some children, but an education expert warns that it isn't for everyone.

Remote learning highlighted digital divide. Picture - iStock

While many education experts aren't yet sold on the value of online learning and homeschooling, this alternative form of education has shown to be a safer learning environment, especially for bullied children and those with learning conditions. Online learning and homeschooling have increased since the start of the pandemic when schools were sporadically shut for long periods of time. The education department had last year said it rose from 140 000 to 300 000 during the pandemic. ALSO READ: ‘The workload was intense’: what parents told us about homeschooling But those in the homeschooling and online learning sector say parents became more...