This year, as we were struck with a world wide pandemic, we have had to make some changes to our every day life. We have been forced to make a new “normal.” This includes online learning.
Online learning has not only been an adjustment to students, but it has been an adjustment for teachers and parents too. From a student’s point of view, online learning has many pros and cons. Here are a few them.
Online learning has taught me responsibility. My education in a way, is now even more in my hands than it was it before. It’s up to me to make sure I am completing assignments and comprehending what I am learning. We as students, are held more accountable with online learning. Another benefit of online learning is you can learn almost anywhere. Most places have WiFi where you can connect your device and learn from places like a restaurant, a friends house, or even a plane. Online learning helps students who may travel a lot stay up to date with their assignments and keep them from falling behind their classmates.
Online learning also leaves room for many complications. Sometimes because assignments are so accessible, students tend to let them go or procrastinate on their work. They still feel as if it is summer, and go to bed to late or go places during the day instead of doing their school work. Some kids also struggle with online learning inside their home. Every child has a different home life and a child’s home is not always the best learning environment for them. Pets, gaming systems, siblings, or even their bed could be a distraction and hinder their learning.
While right now, in the current state of the world, online learning may be the safest option for students and teachers, whether it is the best learning option is still to be determined. As for now we should give online learning our best effort and wait to see what the future holds.