It used to be, once upon a time, that teens who wanted to get their California drivers permit faced a difficult decision. Would they be able to give up some extra-curricular activities to make time for driver’s ed? Would getting a good California driving education mean that they had to use up all the favors their friends and family had to offer, just to find a ride to and from the class? Nowadays, there’s no need for concern. Teens today can have it all, because in California, they can take their driver’s ed class right from the comfort of their own homes.
The state of California has determined that the coursework needed to earn a California learners permit does not need to be taught by a live instructor in a classroom setting. The information imparted in the course can be conveyed over a web-based alternative with comparable effectiveness. For this reason, many schools have been launched to provide an online California driving education to teens, with varying levels of success.
These California drivers permit courses are generally web-based, so that the student does not need to download and install a course on one computer. Instead, they can go from computer to computer, logging in with a unique account on the provider’s web site from any computer they like. These courses are self-paced, meaning that the student does not log in at a specific time and chat with other students, but instead accesses their own copy of the material, which they can move through at whatever pace they prefer.
The teen driving classes often contain more than pages of text – they are designed to make the learning experience an interesting one even for those with short attention spans. Classes may include videos or animations along with the written word, and can have dynamic charts and quizzes to enhance learning.
Finding an approved school that teaches driving over the web is relatively simple. After a web search, there should be many different options, especially in California, for online schools. The way to differentiate these schools from one another is to find the elements that are important to both parent and student, and use these to select the school that makes the most sense for each individual.
For example, some schools break the material into smaller sections but have more of them. Others have fewer units of study but go more in-depth with them. Some of the providers include a great deal of color, sound, and action in their courses, while others are more uncluttered and calm. The temperament of the student taking the course can guide the decision.
One perk to look for when selecting an online school is the availability of customer support personnel to answer questions and address concerns. If there is no way to get a question answered through the weekend, the convenience of being able to access the course on the weekend goes away. Regardless of the school chosen, though, completion of an approved course will result in a teen being one step closer to getting their license!