CRIA Primary & Secondary Online School – Four Complimentary Learning Platforms
What secondary student skills and behaviors are emphasized to support online learning success?
Secondary students with strong self-motivation, self-direction, time management skills, and reading skills may be more likely to do well in the CRIA Online learning platforms.
- Time management skills are required to handle the responsibility of self-pacing.
- Self-motivation and self-direction are required to remain engaged and on track without face-to-face guidance from a teacher.
- Ability and willingness to learn independently are important for students who may not have any peers taking the same subject.
- Strong reading skills are needed to digest large amounts of on-screen reading.
- CRIA recommends that students enrolled in online courses read at or near to grade level.
- The reading load may present additional difficulties for English Language learners (ELLs).
- Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary for communicating with online teachers to receive support and to stay on pace. Students communicate steadily with their online teachers by email.