Downsides of Online Education

The school year is almost over and with that our online education is also ending for this year. But, online education has been proven both difficult for students and staff, as all of a sudden they have had to quickly transition from being in the classroom to staying at home.

This has also been a learning experience for teachers since not all them were used to working with the educational software that was used in order for students to receive and turn in their work. Teachers have also learned to better adapt and create an elaborate schedule for their students in order to have effective communication with them in case any questions arose. 

Not all students have the necessary technology to work on their assignments and not all schools have enough devices for each student to receive one. Internet accessibility is also a main concern when transitioning to online education and depending on the internet service they have, the connection charges might go up since they are mainly at home.

The good thing about online learning is that it allows more interaction between the teacher and student, it’s easier for ideas to be shared with one another through devices like skype or google meets. Some students might even have better concentration on the lesson since they are not distracted by the rest of their classmates. 

However, Some students might not even do their work since they don’t have a teacher encouraging them to get their work done in order to receive a grade. But, their home situation must also be considered since the student might be in a tough situation like taking care of their sibling, working to help out their family, or in an abusive household. Factors such as these must be taken into consideration when thinking about going digital.

Online learning is better temporally not permanent since not everyone has the time nor the required resources to do their classwork digitally.