FAQs

What is a Playful Learning Ecademy eLesson?

Our eLessons are self-guided lessons that enrich and support school curriculum with fun, family learning activities.

 

An eLesson for kids?

Each eLesson has a kid’s section tailored to children ages 4-12 where they can watch engaging videos and participate in hands-on projects. Each eLesson also provides a safe and protected online community where children can share their work and interact with their other participants from all over the world.

 

What ages are these courses for?

Our courses are designed to enrich and supplement curriculum for children ages 4-12.

 

How do I find an eLesson you offer?

You will find the current Playful Learning classes on the eLessons tab of the Playful Learning website.  Also, please subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook to stay up to date on forthcoming eLessons.

 

How do I enroll in an eLesson?

You can sign up for an eLesson by visiting the eLessons page.  Click on the eLesson you would like to enroll in. Next, you will see a preview of the course as well as course details.

Upon clicking “Add to shopping cart” you will be guided through the sign-up and checkout process. After that, you will receive an email confirmation with details on how to log in to your course.  If you have any questions or need support with the process, please feel free to email at hello@playfullearning.net for support.

 

How do I access my eLessons once I am enrolled?

Upon enrollment you will be provided with the link to your Playful Learning Ecademy eLesson.  It is a good idea to add this link to your bookmarks.

 

How do we share our work within the Playful Learning Community?

We encourage everyone to participate in the Playful Learning Ecademy Online Community and share their ideas.  You will find links to “Share with the Community” at the end of each lesson.

 

Do I have to be in class at certain times? 

No, there are no set times when you have to be in class. The lessons are posted to the private course website. This is a self-paced course, so you can fit it in whenever is best for you.

 

How long do I have access to the course content?

Our eLessons never expire so you have access to the course content forever, or until you cancel your account with us.

 

How much time does each eLesson take?

The amount of time needed to complete each course depends on the pace that you set with your child.  Most videos are between 5 and 10 minutes long and each activity should take about 20 minutes to complete. Each eLesson comes with suggestions for extending the experience as well.

 

What materials do I need to participate in the eLessons?

You need an internet connection and your log in information to participate in the eLessons. We provide all of the needed printables. Each class will list any supplies that you may need outside of what we provide—usually items you already have around the house.

 

Are these online lessons safe and protected?

Yes. We take the safety and privacy of you and your child very seriously and have teamed with.TRUSTe to ensure that your personal information is protected.  Only students enrolled in an eLesson have access to the Playful Learning Ecademy Community. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for complete details.

 

Do I need to be tech savvy to participate in your eLessons?

No. Our eLessons are designed to be user friendly with simple navigation and video instruction for both grown-ups and kids.  Only a basic knowledge of internet procedures is needed.  We also provide you with a User Manual to introduce you to the course platform .

 

Should I sit with my child or can they work independently?

The ability for your child to work independently will depend on their age and skill level. We encourage you to participate with your child in our eLessons and they are designed to enhance family dynamics and conversations.

 

Can I use my iPad to access the eLessons?

Yes, you can use your internet browser on your iPad to access the course.  Our learning platform, Canvas by Instructure, also has an app you can download for free from iTunes.

 

What is your refund policy?

We offer a 100% money back guarantee.  Please fill out this form if you would like to request a refund. Allow 48 hours for processing.

 

Who do I contact if I have a question?

Please send us an email at hello@playfullearning.net with any questions you have.