Get Started

Best Parental Control Solution for Your Family Devices

Start Free Trial

Mobicip App Recommended in Lorrie Thomas on Online Education published by OurBlook.com

MOBICIPNEWS on February 02, 2011

OurBlook published an interview with Lorrie Thomas about Online Education.  Thomas shares interesting opinions and feedback regarding the advantages and disadvantages of Online Education.  Thomas is a writer, educator, speaker and CEO of Web Marketing Therapy. We are happy to feature a section of the article on our blog.  To read the complete article, please visit OurBlook: http://www.ourblook.com/Future-of-Education/Lorrie-Thomas-on-Online-Education.html

Are the advantages and disadvantages any different at the K-12 level?
LT: The advantages and disadvantages of a college to elementary/teen level are different for teachers and students. The facilitated learning approach still holds, however, online teaching for young students requires parent and teacher involvement. I am finding that web classes are more for adults, and elementary schools are doing more with mobile devices like iPad, iPod Touch and iPods. Advantage: Younger learners are fast to adopt the technology where a lot of adults can't handle the new tools. Biggest disadvantage is web security ... adults can navigate the web, where younger learners can accidentally hit sites that are inappropriate. K-12 schools use www.Mobicip.com, the No. 1 web security technology to enable web learning. This allows them to still view YouTube videos, but not hit content that is not age-appropriate.


The city of Detroit may have to close half its public schools and see an average class size of 62 students in its high schools. Would online education be a wise alternative to ponder here? Can you teach more students at a time effectively with online than the traditional teacher in the room method?
LT: Online education for young students requires parental supervision and MUST have safety technology like www.mobicip.com to safely enable online learning. I feel for the teachers and students in Detroit, however, I see an opportunity to pioneer larger classes with new education styles. I envision creative classrooms where there is more group work (a critical skill for young folks to have) and I see distance educators steaming in video classes that can be taught in assemblies. This is a beast of a shift, but can be done if there is a strategy in place to manage it.

Recent Blogs

‘Finsta’ Is On The Rise. What Should You Do About It?

Finsta, or Fake Insta, is a fake Instagram account created mostly by teens. It’s not to be confused with a secondary or business Instagram account. Finsta is simply a secret account teens use to share images with a smaller and more tightly knit audience. (If you guessed that you, the parent, would n

How To Kickstart A Digital Plan That Works For Your Family

If you feel that the emotional distance between you and your children is ever growing, then you are not alone. This distance can largely be attributed to how smartphones and social media have taken over our children’s lives. For parents of digital natives, this baffling problem is new and seemingly

8 Educational Websites Your Kids Will Love to Use

In the modern world, internet access is available to billions of people, which also means information on any given topic is available in abundance. But the issue remains: What is the legitimacy of the source that you're gathering information from and how can you be sure you can trust it?With the new

Teen Lingo You Should Know!

The way teenagers communicate seems to be evolving all the time with a slew of new words being added to their vocabulary almost every other day. We know that it might be hard for you, as members of the previous generation, to understand how your children communicate these days. That’s why we have cr

How Apple's AirDrop Feature Can be Misused For Cyber Flashing

Cyber flashing is when an explicit or inappropriate media file is sent to your phone anonymously and without your permission. This is most common with iPhone users, using an application called AirDrop, which allows anyone within 30 feet of them to send images and other media files as long as their A