Entries by Nicole

What is self-organized learning?

The American Online School focuses on self-organized learning as an educational concept in which learners are largely responsible for their own learning process. It involves learners taking control of their education by determining and organizing their own learning goals, methods and times. Self-organized learning can be applied to a variety of educational settings and ages, […]

Happy kids – happy parents

Recently, we at the Swiss Online School conducted a survey among parents. The way of learning is exactly the same as at American Online School, so we don’t want to withhold the results because they represent objective opinions of parents.   Reasons for enrolling in the Swiss Online School The reasons vary, but frequently mentioned […]

Teaching with digital tools for children with special needs

How can teaching with digital tools be more inclusive? Martina works as a teacher in a special education school. Her students with autism or dyslexia need individualized instruction. The school is now working with the Swiss Online School. The Swiss Online School is completely built with Moodle according to curriculum 21. This means that Martina […]

Learning breaks

Our brain is always in one of two modes: either blooming or pruning. Blossoming means that synapses between nerve cells are formed and activated. Pruning means that these synapses are consolidated or clipped, in keeping with the oft-heard motto: “Use it or lose it.” Now, crucial for our purposes is that the pruning phase is […]

Advantages of online teaching for children with autism, ADHD, ADD and Asperger syndrome

Online tutoring offers a variety of benefits for children with autism, ADHD, ADD, and Asperger’s Syndrome. Here are some of the key points to consider: Individualized learning environment: online instruction allows the learning environment to be customized to meet the specific needs of each child. Children with autism, ADHD, ADD, and Asperger’s syndrome often benefit […]