The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world around us. People are working from home, and schools haven’t resumed in many places yet. In such times, our dependency on technology is likely to increase manifold, and when it comes to education, e-learning is the future. Many schools are already offering e-learning for kids in the Bay Area, and more are likely to follow. In this post, we are discussing why e-learning would be the norm in the US and beyond.
Because the world is evolving
Experts agree that pandemic crisis is not resolving anytime soon. While politics around the issue will continue, the virus is likely to stay for a long time. Many parents are apprehensive about sending young kids to school, while others prefer e-learning because it allows them to spend more time with their children. Either way, the world is evolving, and the use of gadgets in learning will increase.
Because it encourages students
Learning through technology is not just fascinating and incredible for children, but it also allows students to share perspectives. Also, teachers and tutors also agree that students are quick to adapt to e-learning, as they can learn at their own pace. While it doesn’t get away with competition, the entire system is flexible, and schools also have greater freedom in aligning their faculty. For instance, if a child is not performing as expected, teachers can be assigned accordingly.
Because it may help schools in other ways
Sharing resources with students, taking extra classes, encouraging students to take part in online competitions, and balancing physical classroom learning with online learning will get easier for schools. Schools are adopting and adapting to e-learning not just to boast of technology, but to offer a more holistic approach in education. For teachers too, the flexible routine, ability to work with students in a personal way, will impact and nurture teacher-student relationships.
The need for real schools
It should be noted that e-learning may become a norm, but the real schools and classrooms will remain relevant and important in the long run. One of the reasons for that is social interaction, which is necessary for kids. While they can talk to others online, physical meeting has a relevance, and teachers will still need to have some control on the learning environment, which can happen at a school only, not at home.
The idea is to include e-learning as a part of schooling for today and tomorrow.