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Getting Answers: Overcoming virtual learning challenges

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DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- Virtual learning has been an adjustment for many during the pandemic.

We're getting answers from a Dane County family who has been learning this way for years.

Senior Kyla Olague started school online through Wisconsin Virtual Academy when she was a freshman.

After four years of navigating a new way of schooling, she found one thing to be the most difficult.

"Staying self-motivated, because it can't be easy to just, 'oh, I'll do that later,'" she said. "There's no one really on top of you, as there would be in a traditional school environment. So you just have to remain focused and remind yourself to stay on task."

Olague said keeping lists and setting reminders for her assignments has been the key to her success.

Dad, Greg Hoffman, said being a parent to a student learning virtually has its own challenges.

"It's very easy to get overwhelmed, sidetracked, pulled away by other things in life," said Hoffman. "Just being able to stay organized and know what you have to do and when is a really, really big challenge."

Both Greg and Kyla agree practice makes perfect. They say the more you learn this way, the easier it will become.

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Rebecca Ribley

Wake Up Wisconsin Anchor

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