If you were asked- which is best online v/s offline education?
I am pretty sure you haven’t at least once in your life considered taking an online course, attend a free online lecture before covid-19 hit. But covid-19 changed it all. You were forced to study online. Some students found it more easy and convenient to study online but on the other hand many of them faced problems. Every student is different, and every teaching method does not suit to everyone. So be aware that there is job two similar cases and you need to consider what would work for you and only you.
Difference between online and offline education
Advantages of online education:
Disadvantages of online education:
|Benefits of online education||Disadvantages of Online Education|
|Location doesn’t matter||Isolating|
|Flexible hours||No competition|
|Time saving||No interpersonal skills development|
|Convenient||Must have self discipline|
Advantages of offline education:
Disadvantages of offline education:
|Benefits of Offline Education||Disadvantages of Offline Education|
|Individualized monitoring||Fixed location|
|Structured & disciplined setting||Fixed schedule|
|Face to face interactions||Study materials|
|Interpersonal skills development||Dependency on the teachers|
|Competitive atmosphere||Transport & Accommodation|
The advantages and disadvantages differ from person to person. The above mentioned points are the general ones and commonly heard.
location and time is the main difference when it comes to online and offline education. Offline takes place in fixed location, with a fixed schedule and requires you to travel and be on time, online learning is opposite.
Let’s imagine if you have kids and still wish to have a degree, but you have to stay home and look after your kids, then online learning will make it possible for you.
Let’s say you need a job but you’re not getting the right one because you haven’t finished your curriculum, well online learning will make it possible for you.
Let’s say you want to have foreign learning but you don’t have time nor the money to study in that country, again learning online will make it possible for you.
Studying in school itself is challenging. There is always a temptation of chatting with your classmates, watch out of window and day dream. On the other hand studying online is is challenging too, there are no classrooms but there are lots of other distraction such as social media, Tv, playing games on phones, family can also be disturbance sometimes.
In offline setting, class maintains disciplines As teacher is continuously checking on them. Students indeed focus on class rather than doing something else.
Is Learning online is ass effective as learning online?
There is no definite answer to this question because the efficiency of the class be it online or offline all depends on the level of motivation and drive to success.
Online learning requires a lot of self-discipline. Kid needs to get up open their laptops and be there on time without any reminder.
If you decide to join online class you will have to get that into your head that teacher won’t come behind you and you will miss a lot of things if you miss a lecture. That’s where self-discipline plays a major role.
Just like offline setting, online learning requires you to do homework, research work and group assignments so nothing changes here.
What will be different is online course, way of teaching, and use of technology in studying, interactive white board, videos, Online studying material and much more.
It totally depends on individual kid how they peruse these things. It is preferred to think before taking any decision. Parents have to choose wisely and consider all pros and cons before taking any decision for their child. This one decision can either enhance or ruin the future of that child.