Fueled by the COVID-19 shutdowns of spring 2020, virtual education is booming alongside virtual business meetings. It’s entirely possible that your children will still be attending via computer come the 2020–21 school year, as a partial or full replacement for traditional “going to school.”
Assuming your family isn’t in the truly disadvantaged category and you have a working online computer for the kids to use, there are still many concerns surrounding the whole idea of virtual education. Of course, there are also advantages.
Whether you personally lean toward the “pro” or the “con” side, odds are your family will have to deal with virtual education, either next school year or eventually. Here are some tips for navigating it smoothly.