These days the Internet is not just about staying in touch with family or streaming movies and music. It is about how we learn. Gone are the days of that single-spaced notebook paper — replaced with Google Chromebooks and personal laptops. According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the US Department of Education in 2022, the enrollment numbers of hybrid and distance-only students at traditional universities grew by record amounts. On the flip side, enrollment in public schools decreased as many parents instead chose homeschooling or private education. The trends show that online learning tactics have become the new norm.
Make sure your technology makes the grade.
Many people assume their connection is strong enough to support multiple devices, including tablets, computers, TV, and more. But when it comes to your child’s learning, you don’t want to be stuck with a slow or unreliable Internet connection. Digital learning requires not only a stable Internet connection but also a reliable company that can help you troubleshoot any issues you may have. If you have multiple children using the Internet for schoolwork, this too can affect your reliability and connection strength. You don’t want your Internet to drop just as you’re submitting that term paper you spent countless sleepless nights and cups of coffee on! Upgrade to the best Internet plan you can afford for your home. Your family and your sanity will thank you.
It’s not just about homework.
With a reliable fiber Internet connection, a wealth of online, extracurricular resources become available. Local libraries like Sno Isle Libraries offer ebooks, movies, documentaries, and other online resources for learning. You can live-stream musical productions and concerts from anywhere in the world. A fiber Internet connection allows students to be a part of the world outside their geographic boundaries, which is especially helpful for rural communities like ours.
Promote teamwork and collaboration.
Good ideas are born out of good teamwork. With school districts using tools like Google Classroom, our kids can communicate with teachers and peers on and off campus. No longer do you have to struggle to find a time when everyone can meet up—it can be done online, in real-time.
Learning at the speed of light.
Kids pack a lot of learning into their day. It’s not easy to sit for hours doing homework after school. Fiber-fast Internet can help them research and complete assignments in half the time, so you can get back to family game night!
From video chats with teachers to digital textbooks to turning in homework over email, education requires fast, reliable Internet. With the speed and reliability of The BiG GiG Fiber Network, your child can have the best digital and distance learning experience possible.