Below are some questions frequently asked by parents, to assist you in better understanding both online learning and the University of Miami Global Academy.
At UMGA, our approach to online learning is as unique as our students. We start by recognizing each student as an individual. We purposely shun mass-produced learning stylized after 19th and 20th-century factory models which started with the same measure of raw material and outputted the same finished product. Instead, we acknowledge and celebrate students’ individual abilities, talents, and interests and create a learning environment which is engaging and allows them to thrive. UMGA’s 21st-century learning model melds the highest quality teaching with engaging curriculum and opportunities for students to interact and share with classmates from around the country and around the world. Next, we ensure an adequate use of technology to aid the learning process, not overshadow it. UMGA does not view its use of technology as the focus of learning. Rather, it sees technology as a pathway, or conduit, which grows learning communities regardless of time or space. That is how online learning works at UMGA.
Yes, all UMGA courses are taught by certified teachers who care about the success of each student.
For the most part, no. However, UMGA teachers are live and available throughout the day. UMGA is most concerned with students’ ability to learn and master the subjects they enroll in. Therefore, there will be times when students will be asked to demonstrate their mastery of subject matter content in live academic exchanges with teachers.
Your child will have a certified teacher for every UMGA course. The teacher(s) remains in close contact with both you and your child through our telepresence (e.g. phone, email, instant messaging, and video). Teachers have scheduled office hours Monday through Friday. In addition, every student is assigned an Academic Coach who assists students in organizing coursework and overall time management.