Online learning as solution for students with learning challenges
The following recommendations appropriate for online education, can provide solution for future teaching of learning students with learning challenges.
Making 'learning' universal by accepting different modalities
'Learning' as a concept, has to be for everybody. Using different modalities to try to teach those special need pupils, have better chance of success. As one not quite interested in one way of teaching, might find another way or presentation more interesting, lucid, and attractive.
Providing a non-threatening environment
Providing a non-threatening environment for the students with learning disabilities, is essential, as these students are always aware that they are one step behind others. So, providing them with an environment where they will learn but won't be laughed at, for lagging behind is essential for keeping them motivated to learn and complete courses. Online platform can cater to this need where student with special need can learn the skill without being frightened of being ridiculed and made fun of, in the safe and secure environment of home.
Making learning environment enjoyable
Making learning environment enjoyable, is an impetus for students with learning challenges. As they are naturally not apt in competitive environment with their slow learning process, gaming and learning with fun can make education less challenging and tiresome for them. As people learn from mistakes, there must be a provision of undoing every taken step in the game, to rectify the mistake.
Aesthetics, in presentation
These pupils, who already find textual treatises or dull presentations that requires lot of imagination to connect to real world, abstruse, aesthetics and other decorating factors might work as bait to keep them going.
Everybody wants to win. Doing better that others is a natural survival instinct. Using that instinct, we can help students with learning challenges learn abstract and complex knowledge-oriented things that are unavoidable requirements of complex life.