Can you remember the colour of magnesium burning in oxygen? If you were fortunate enough to have a well-stocked chemistry lab at school, the white-hot blaze from that experiment is scorched into your memory, and your retinas, for the remainder of your life. Science experiments are perhaps the easiest way to explain why learning supports are effective.
Elegantly defined by the UCLA Centre for Mental Health in Schools and Student/Learning Supports, “Learning supports are the resources, strategies, and practices that provide physical, social, emotional, and intellectual supports intended to enable all pupils to have an equal opportunity for success at school by addressing barriers to and promoting engagement in learning and teaching.”
Online learning support platforms, like IvyOnline by Boston City Campus, is an invaluable tool to help students overcome the barriers created by COVID and achieve success. Boasting a track record of over thirty years in online education, IvyOnline provides a virtual infrastructure for students, parents, and teachers where physical, social, emotional, and intellectual supports can intersect.
Because students require more help now than ever before, Ambledown Financial Services added an IvyOnline benefit for high school students and made it easy for Ambledown members to register by generating a code on the Ambledown website.
With on-demand CAPS curriculum video lectures, students can repeat lessons as often as they need. Digitized e-books mean that they can never go on holiday and forget their book at home, as long as they can access the IvyOnline portal. And engaging gamification enhances the learner’s abilities to internalise and recall information.
Diagnostics for grades 8 to 12 provide deeper insights into the learning journey, and tools to track and improve performance let parents know when their child is at risk and may need some extra support. Report features also allow detailed overviews of the student’s learning journey to keep parents and teachers in the loop.
The World Economic Forum says, “online learning has been shown to increase retention of information, and take less time, meaning the changes coronavirus have caused might be here to stay.”
With over 5 million high school students in South Africa kept out of classrooms by the pandemic, your child’s success waits in the virtual world. Click here to register your dependants now! Use your ID to generate a unique voucher code, then go to www.ivyonline.eduction to access the platform.
IvyOnline gives high school students the tools they need to navigate the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.