Why does online school offer no-homework? There are several reasons. In a college or university setting, it’s financially inefficient to provide a free form of textbook support that doesn’t require a minimum of coursework to complete. On top of that, online coursework often requires no lab work, and if a student is taking the class online, he or she will be expected to participate in activities that involve interacting with other students as well as faculty and staff. Online courses are oftentimes less-structured than their on-campus equivalents, and this is also reflected in the low costs associated with them.
Even though online courses are ideally suited for working adults who want an independent mode of study, some colleges still require a minimum of coursework to receive a diploma. There are some institutions that actually require a student to do coursework off-site at a campus location. Other schools, however, recognize that coursework must be completed within the school’s classroom setting, as well as within the student’s home or elsewhere. In these cases, there may be homework assignments that have been emailed or sent electronically. In these situations, the responsibility for completion lies with the student.
So does online schools have homework? The short answer is no. If a parent is unsure about whether their child has done any coursework at home, he or she can simply ask the online school. There may be a brief discussion regarding academic independence – which all online schools accept as long as the student completes the needed work – and/or the student will need to sign a document acknowledging that he or she has completed the assigned work.
Some coursework may still need to be done off-site, although this will vary depending on the school. Typically, online schools have the coursework divided into weekly sections. In many cases, the only papers that need to be completed are the final exams. In others, papers may be emailed to the students. In some cases, students may be able to access and complete work on their own through the Internet.
In most cases, students will still receive a copy of their assignments in the mail. The details of this will vary with each online school. Some require that students return to the classroom or receive a return slip after completing work, while others simply require that they submit the work electronically. Either way, students should always keep a copy of their assignment and should attempt to work through it as fast as possible.
Depending on the type of class, some homework may be given outside of the classroom at home. Homework may be due the day before school, or may be due a few days before school starts. It is important for students to realize that the assignments that they create during the summer may not be used in any curriculum. Instead, these may be used for practice, or for learning materials that will be needed once they enter the classroom. It is also important to remember that some school districts require that homework be returned in a specific format by a certain date.
As long as parents understand that homework is done by each student independently, there should be very little issue with it. Some parents may even find that it is beneficial to do their homework together. Students who are encouraged to do their homework in groups often find that they do much better. The independence of doing homework by the self can lead to a more fulfilling experience in the classroom.