Following lessons and explanations from a web platform can
be very intriguing for pupils who will be sitting for Sec examinations. Coaching
students in their early teens to start experiencing a balance between
face-to-face instruction and e-learning can have several positive outcomes,
apart from encouraging independent learning.
First, in this fast-evolving technological world, today’s
younger generation are inclined to use technology continuously, whether it’s
chatting, social media, gaming, video conferencing. Using this medium to
enhance their learning experience could nurture their motivation to learn, and
in turn improve their performance.
Furthermore, it is quite probable that with the possibility
of controlling when and how often to follow these lessons, the need to rely on
teachers and LSAs (Learning Support Assistants) for re-explanations might
diminish. Pupils may be able to follow lessons for as many times as necessary
at their own pace.
This web platform can also benefit those pupils who
experience learning difficulties, for example in the literacy domain. Rather
than having a book to study and take notes from, one can benefit from the
visual and auditory route that this style of e-learning encompasses, thus
allowing students to rely on their area of strength to support other areas of
difficulty. Moreover, integrating ICT supports, such as a screen ruler or
enlarging fonts can support students who find it difficult to read normal
A one-size-fits-all education system that is not flexible
enough to reach out to every individual is not in the best interest of all
pupils. Even though this web platform can be advantageous to a good number of
students who are preparing to sit for their Sec examinations, some level of
adult support is envisaged, ideally through both teacher and parental support. Adult
support can be an efficient way of adapting the use of this platform to the
individual’s leaning needs, in the same way that support would be offered when
working on textbooks.