First, what is an eSchool? An eSchool is a distance education program that uses computers and the Internet to support learning. Schools use many of the same methods of traditional schools, such as lesson planning, homework, guided reading, teacher assistance, discussion groups, and tests, but are accessed from a distance via the Internet. Many traditional schools still offer eLearning programs, which means that your child can still get the help they need in order to complete school. The biggest difference between eLearning and traditional learning is that your child can take classes from any location that has Internet access, at any time of the day or night.
Unfortunately, not all traditional schools are following the best practices when it comes to providing online learning experience for their students. Some schools are using outdated technology, such as Windows based software that is extremely slow and clunky. What does this mean for your child? If your child is taking classes via a Windows based system, it could mean that your child's computer will run very slowly, and there will be many problems while trying to take online courses.
Fortunately, there is an alternative to a slower-than-perfect Windows based computer - you can use a modern learning lab. Windows Live Learning offers a technology-packed alternative to a Windows based school system, using the most up-to-date technology to help your student learn with ease and with the security of a Windows secure system. A Windows learning lab provides a secure, high-performance way to provide online courses and tutorials for your school courses, while still providing a great deal of flexibility for your school budget.