It would be absolutely fantastic if parents can “enroll” kids in courses, and then the kid receives a direct email link to engage.
This is the way a competitor built-out their platform and we absolutely love it. Why? Because we can assign activities and the kids can progress accordingly, without any parental intervention. I think this builds kid independence. During the day, we are extremely busy and sometimes overwhelmed with our daily work responsibilities. A competing platform enables us to sign-up, in advance, and the kid receives a confirmation “awareness” link followed another link prior to class start time. Zero parental involvement.
For about 30 mins, I tried to sign my (2) kids up on Khan. First, I had to link email accounts under the parental account. Then, I was stuck trying to figure out a way to efficiently delegate in a scalable way.
Schools have built platforms on which kids’ login, complete work and log out. Parents can monitor. I am not a lawyer, but I am willing to trade privacy (enable kid direct email correspondence) for the opportunity to empower kids to manage their learning with higher level parental monitoring. Over the age of 10, most kids have existing parent-monitored email accounts.