British studies have found that children face difficulties staying focused during e-learning lessons and their attention span barely exceeds 15 minutes.
Children should not be engaging in online education for more than two hours a day, as e-learning does not equate to in-school classes, according to the studies.
Primary school teacher, Wasim Yousef, listed a few concerns that mothers should take into consideration during their children's e-learning experience:
- Why do children have a short-focus span?
- Children have different learning styles (Visual learning, auditory learning, etc.)
- Children generally need more time to process new information
- E-learning can be difficult due to long periods of being seated and still, and having a lack of healthy competition amongst peers
He also listed some common mistakes made by mothers:
- Mothers can overwhelm their children with an overload of information
- Mothers may not divide up tasks and lessons in an effective manner
Additionally, teachers who give e-lessons may fail to divide tasks and lessons efficiently as well
Recommendations for mothers to achieve optimum results:
- Mothers should provide the child with efficient technology in order to ensure a smooth learning experience
- Encouragement and rewarding systems are essential for the child’s motivation to learn
- Adequate allocation of time to do homework in the evening in order to allow time for the child to comprehend effectively
- Creating a suitable learning environment for children