The Future is Virtual: How Proximity Learning is Changing the Face of Online Education

Daryl Chesley
August 10, 2023

As the world becomes increasingly digitized and interconnected, the realm of education is also evolving to meet the needs of students in the 21st century. One of the most exciting developments in this area for K-12 students and K-12 teachers is being spearheaded by virtual education platforms like Proximity Learning. 

While some believe that the country and the world can revert back to pre-pandemic brick-and-mortar instruction, Proximity Learning is leaning into the virtual instruction space - dedicating resources and training to make an online learning experience exceed expectations.


Most importantly, Proximity Learning is providing educational equity for students like never seen before. All too often these days, schools and districts are unable to fill teacher vacancies. And again, all too often these vacancies are occurring in schools that are serving already underserved populations. 

By partnering with Proximity Learning, school districts can bring in fully certified teachers - teachers who are specifically trained to engage with students virtually - to deliver high-quality instruction. The alternative of having “no teacher at all” is no longer acceptable.

What is Proximity Learning?

Proximity Learning is an online education platform that provides live, one-on-one instruction to students across the country. The platform offers a unique blend of cutting-edge technology and experienced teaching professionals to provide an engaging, interactive learning experience for students of all grades and abilities. 

With features like virtual whiteboards, tech tools, and a curriculum specifically designed to enhance the virtual setting and nurture relationships, Proximity Learning is a powerful solution for educators looking to reach students in new and innovative ways.

The Benefits of Virtual Instruction

One of the primary advantages of Proximity Learning is its flexibility and convenience. Because the platform is cloud-based, students can access their coursework and assignments from anywhere with an internet connection. Additionally, the platform’s collaborative tools make it easy for students to work together on projects and assignments, regardless of geographical location. Finally, Proximity Learning offers personalized instruction tailored to each student’s unique learning needs, allowing educators to make the most of their teaching time and resources.

Perhaps the most exciting benefit of Proximity Learning is its ability to create an engaging, interactive learning experience for students. Unlike traditional online education platforms, which can often feel isolating and impersonal, Proximity Learning uses advanced technology to provide students with a virtual classroom experience that’s as close to the real thing as possible. From virtual field trips to interactive multimedia projects, Proximity Learning is helping to create a more immersive, hands-on learning environment for students.

While Proximity Learning’s technology is certainly impressive, it’s the human element that truly sets the platform apart. Teachers play a crucial role in the success of Proximity Learning, providing students with personalized instruction, feedback, and encouragement. Because teachers are able to connect with students in real time, they can quickly address any questions, concerns, or challenges that arise in the course of a lesson. This level of engagement and communication helps to create a more supportive, stimulating learning environment for students.

In the rapidly evolving world of online education, Proximity Learning is an innovative and exciting development in the world of online education. By offering personalized instruction, collaborative tools, and an engaging, interactive learning experience, the platform is changing the face of online education and setting a new standard for what virtual instruction can be. Whether you’re a teacher looking to expand your reach, or a student seeking a more flexible, convenient learning solution, Proximity Learning offers a powerful and effective way to achieve your educational goals. The future of education is virtual – and Proximity Learning is leading the way.

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about the author
Daryl Chesley

Dr. Daryl Chesley serves as the Director of Innovation at Proximity Learning. His areas of oversight include Curriculum Development & Implementation, Teacher Effectiveness, Professional Development, Organizational Innovations, Asynchronous Instruction, Institutional Funding and Proximity Learning’s Instructional Metaverse Development.

Prior to joining Proximity Learning, he held many leadership roles in public education and non-profit Healthcare education: including teacher, coach, High School Principal, Director and Assistant Superintendent of Instruction / Chief Academic Officer. He served in the US Navy. He attended Villanova University for undergraduate and earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from The George Washington University. Daryl currently serves on the Board of Directors for Maine ASCD.

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