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Learning in the New Online Education World Amir Nathoo, CEO of Outschool, Discusses Remote Learning, Keeping Children Engaged, and the Future of Online Education

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facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon New York, NY | July 28, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

As camps and schools across the country have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic – and many still uncertain about schools reopening in the fall – parents have turned to online resources to keep their kids engaged and interested in the topics and subjects they care about. Recently, Amir Nathoo, CEO of Outschool teamed with YourUpdateTV to discuss online education and the importance of keeping kids engaged in subjects they care about.

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Amir Nathoo, CEO of Outschool discussing learning in the new online education world.

Outschool is an online learning platform with live, interactive classes for kids aged 3-18. Kids learn best when through interaction, and that means adults and other kids. What parents saw in the spring with distance learning was often a stack of lifeless worksheets or following a self-paced digital curriculum which was boring, stale and oftentimes ineffective. Parents had to resort to video games in off hours as “good screen” time alternatives were few and far between.

Outschool classes help learners overcome learning challenges as a social activity by keeping kids engaged in topics they care about with instructors who are passionate about what they are teaching. The platform has a unique selection of over 50,000 live class offerings, like learning to code, cupcake decorating, cooking classes, drawing instruction, teaching architecture through Minecraft, along with traditional classes like algebra and world history.

A recent Outschool survey found that nearly ⅔ (61%) of parents had reservations about sending their children back to school in the fall for in-person classes and 40% were now more open to homeschooling their children as a result of their experiences during the Covid-19 crisis. Many schools across the country are now preparing for distance learning once again or hybrid model of some in-person and some homeschooling.

This summer, Outschool announced a full range of online summer camps for kids from camps across the country that have been forced to go virtual due to Covid-19. For the fall of 2020 they will be launching a full slate of enrichment offerings and supplemental education courses to assist with distance learning. With over 5,000 teachers on the platform and hundreds of thousands of learners, Outschool is helping to foster a love of learning and bridge the gap where students may be falling behind during this crisis.

For more information, visit Outschool.com

About Amir Nathoo:

Amir Nathoo is CEO of Outschool, a marketplace for live online classes for K-12 learners. He led the development of Square Payroll and also served as CEO and co-founder of Trigger.io. He holds an MEng in Electrical and Information Sciences from The University of Cambridge. Amir is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur, has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Inc., Fast Company and Forbes and has been on Bloomberg and Cheddar TV.

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