With the coronavirus pandemic, schools will be done differently this year. The Department of Education (DepEd) has already announced that there will be no face to face classes until a COVID-19 vaccine is available, which means that schools and learners will have to resort to alternative means of holding classes.
This is the reason why the terms homeschool or at-home learning are getting more popular these days. Several schools have already declared their plans for doing distance learning or at-home learning for the coming school year. But did you know that this is different from homeschooling? Here are a few things you need to know about distance learning and homeschooling.
What is distance learning?
At home learning, school at home, distance learning, virtual learning, e-learning, or remote learning all refer to learning done via teleconferences or video calls. Instead of the regular classroom setup, teachers will implement the lessons via video conferencing during a set time during the day.
What is homeschooling?
Homeschooling is a way of doing school at home that is integrated into all parts of the day and life of your child. Whereas the teacher is still the primary instructor in distance learning, for homeschooling, the parents guide and teach their child.
Here are a few other differences between the two:
There are a lot more differences between homeschooling and distance learning, but knowing these fundamentals will hopefully help you decide which one is best suited for you and your child.