The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion children are out of the classroom. As a result, education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. Research suggests that online learning has been shown to increase retention of information, and take less time, meaning the changes corona-virus have caused might be here to stay.

While countries are at different points in their COVID-19 infection rates, worldwide there are currently more than 1.2 billion kids in 186 countries have been affected by school closures due to the pandemic.

With this sudden shift away from the classroom in many parts of the globe, some are wondering whether the adoption of online learning will continue to persist post-pandemic, and how such a shift would impact the worldwide education market.

The reality is that the virtual learning is here to stay and we encourage all parents to change the focus and perception on how your child will be receiving education without contact classes. It means, this is the way to go and to embrace.

LittleGraduatesSchools will always be on top of this game by embracing the e-Learning theory of teaching for life. All contact classes will continue once the schools re-open, as well as the e-Learning will also be offered as part of our curriculum for children who may not manage to come to school on daily basis.

Even before COVID-19, there was already high growth and adoption in education technology, but now the reality is that all of us need to take personal sacrifices, learn new skills, embrace technology and excel.

What does this mean for the future of learning?

While some believe that the unplanned and rapid move to online learning – with no training, insufficient bandwidth (data), and little preparation – will result in a poor user experience that is unconducive to sustained growth, others believe that a new hybrid model of education will emerge, with significant benefits. “LittleGraduatesSchools believe  that  the  integration of information technology in education will be further accelerated and that online education will eventually become an integral component of school education in our country.

A changing education imperative

It is clear that this pandemic has utterly disrupted an education system that many have been accustomed to. Online learning continues to focus on skills such as critical thinking and adaptability, which will be more important for success in the future. Could the move to online learning be the catalyst to create a new, more effective method of educating learners? While some worry that the move to online learning may have hindered contact classes, on the other side many others plan to make e-learning  part  of their  ‘new normal’ after experiencing the benefits first-hand.

LittleGraduatesSchools challenges every parent to adapt the new settings of the world in teaching yourselves about the importance of the online learning despite few challenges like access to internet and making sure the child is keeping up with the online classes.

Please make a move. All learners have been issued with online ID log in details and if you missed yours please send sms to 0825338324 with name and  surname of the  child  as well as the  branch. E.g.  “Karabo Mashishi- Centurion e-Learning log in details  request”

What LittleGraduatesSchools offer online include the following:

  • Numeracy
  • English Literacy
  • General knowledge
  • Afrikaans Literature
  • Creative Art
  • Drama/ Public Speaking
  • Physical Education
  • Ballet
  • Coming Soon: Gifted Child Education

Daily Virtual Online Schedule:

Monday- Friday

  • 9am -10am Grade R
  • 10-11am Grade RR
  • 11-12pm 2-3years
  • 12:30-13:30 Grade RRR
  • 14:00-16:00 : Extra Murals , Music, Afrikaans , Moral Education, Physical Education and Drama
  • 16:00-17:00 Ballet
  • Saturday’s Lessons 10-11am for catch up classes

I would like to thank all learners who have quickly adapted the online learning and many are mastering the skill with the technology on  the go.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in this regard. With thanks

TP