The Humanities Online Education Association is urging parents to look at their school and community college online courses, noting that it’s a critical component of a child’s future success.
“Online courses can be a powerful resource that supports learning and growth, but also help to build a community of like-minded learners and leaders,” said Mary Beth Brown, executive director of the organization.
“It’s critical that parents make sure that their child is using a good, reliable, and culturally relevant online learning resource.”
Education experts say parents should make sure their child has access to all of the tools available to them to learn about their culture and identity.
The Humanities online learning association, which also includes the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Council of Learned Societies, recently released a guide for parents on how to make their child’s education an enjoyable and productive experience.
It’s based on recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and is part of the National Science Foundation’s National Education Center.
In a report, the association also highlighted the need for educators to support their students by providing them with the materials, support, and guidance they need to succeed in college.
“We know that we’re going to be at a critical crossroads with regard to the future of education and humanism,” Brown said.
“The stakes are really high.
I think it’s time for all of us to step up and really get on board with that.”
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