During the pandemic a lot of things changed, specifically school. For a lot of people distance learning was a huge advantage for them, but for others not so much.
Distance learning has multiple benefits. For example, you don’t have to drive to school, so you don’t need to worry about traffic or rushing in the morning to get ready. Another benefit is that we get out earlier. We used to get out at 3:00 pm and now we get out at 12:45 pm. This gives you more free time! Distance learning also allows us to eat whenever we want and listen to music to help us concentrate! Another bonus is that you get to study at any place and at your own pace! According to an article called “What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages That Distance Education Can Offer You?” by Alice Fox on Elearningindustry, “Students do not have to worry that they will leave their classmates behind. You can always go back to studying more complicated questions, watch video lectures several times, read correspondence from the teacher, and you can skip already known topics. The main thing is to successfully pass intermediate and final attestations. Students can study without leaving their home or office, anywhere in the world. To start learning, you must have a computer with internet access.”
Overall, distance learning makes some students feel safer and more comfortable because they’re in their home! Finally, distance learning is an advantage for people that have social anxiety because you don’t talk or present in-person. There are so many more reasons why distance learning is an advantage, but these are just some of them!
Let’s move on to the benefits of in-person learning! First of all, in-person learning lets us talk to friends, eat lunch with them, or work with them for group projects! Second, there are less distractions because you aren’t using electronics. The article “The Advantages of Face to Face Learning in the Classroom” by headspace, Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation, states, “You’ll be able to concentrate harder on your learning because there’ll be less distraction than if you were at home.”
This helps you stay focused during class. You also don’t have to worry about your computer dying in the middle of a lesson or having wifi issues. In-person learning gives you the opportunity to hang out with friends during school events like Fun Friday, school dances, sport competitions, rallies, school clubs and more!
Enotes.com said, “There are many benefits to in-person learning, including socialization, individualized attention, and hands-on learning. Teachers can also grade students on the same standards, because they can be sure all students are using the same resources.” This signifies that in-person learning allows students to interact by communicating!
To sum it up, distance learning and in-person learning both have their pros and cons. I prefer distance learning because I get to stay home! What do you prefer?