Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Learning during Covid-19
Online learning has emerged as one of the most appropriate alternative for continuing and enhancing educational practices. Its essence and feasibility was recently discovered when schools across the globe went off with heavy locks on their gates. Online learning tools are providing enough flexibility along with enhanced learning capabilities for which it has been preferred much across various institutions and corporate sectors. Moreover, these are much affordable and offer a variety of courses which are not generally available for everyone to access. This post will further discuss some proven benefits and disadvantages of online education during Covid-19 and what scope does it have from futuristic perspective.
Advantages are Many
To start with, online learning was the only way out at Covid-19 situation when governments across the globe ordered to close schools and all other institutions from an immediate effect. Ras-Al-Khaimah American Academy made optimum use of this techniques to offer continuous education to its students during pandemic. There were other schools also who switched to this medium and this phase enabled institutions across the world to evaluate their performance for the coming time.
This is one of the most preferred feature of online learning that it offers complete convenience where learners can learn according to their time and preferred schedule. It enabled students to be safe at their respective homes and still access their current course with the help of online solutions like Google meet, Zoom and Skype. It enabled students to access education from their homes and that too with great flexibility in timings.
When most of the schools in world are going too costly in terms of tuition fee and facilities, online learning provided affordable education to students where the only cost was a laptop/desktop with an internet connection. No other extra charges were there to be incurred. American Academy for Girls Dubai managed to provide best education to its girls along with every update on Corona Virus.
Plenty of Options to Choose
When most of the institutions across the world went closed, online learning was the only way out to carry on with your area of interest. Most of the college going students preferred to opt for different online courses and found some really new and exciting courses which were not available in their colleges. Moreover, the expertise which they got on online learning platforms was also worth noticing. Not everyone can deal each subject with sheer perfectionism and online learning offers best courses by deft faculties.
To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Hence online learning came up with certain issues which proved to be its disadvantages for most of the people in different parts of the world. Schools in Ras-Al-Khaimah struggled a lot due to several challenges of online learning which are discussed below here:
Sense of isolation
No matter how suitable a platform could be, being together and learning by doing has its own importance in developing learning capabilities. Most of the students were not even able to connect well to this newly launched learning program as they were not able to connect to it properly. Being alone at home and listening to a lecture became a monotonous task for them.
Internet & Electricity Supply
Not everyone is blessed with 27/7 electricity supply and a profound internet connection which works uninterrupted throughout the day. Ras-Al-Khaimah Schools faced several issues in this regard as most of their children reported with insufficient electricity supply while others with a broken internet connection.