Columbia faculty launch free website with K-12 courses for homeschooling
With public schools closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus and many parents scrambling to juggle their own work with homeschooling their children, Columbia faculty have launched Youth Remote Learning, an online platform for K-12 students across the country. The site offers 70 courses grouped by grade level, topic, and time slot that span everything from Ukulele Basics to Arabic 101.
Students connect with instructors through online platforms, such as Google Meet and Zoom, which allow for video conferencing and two-way communication. Most courses run 30 to 45 minutes, and the goal is to keep class sizes to no more than 20. Youth Remote Learning is strongly committed to making the resource available to low-income families as New York City works to find computers and provide Internet access for those households that lack the services. Learn more.