Digital Learning vs Conventional Education

by Tech Geekk writer
Students and their parents nowadays are often caught in the difficult decision of choosing between a conventional classroom and online classrooms. Their confusion is quite understandable, especially considering that the online learning set up is entirely new, and unlike anything, we have seen so far. But that should not be any reason to dismiss it — at least not until you have carefully analyzed both options at hand. So, here is a quick comparison guide that will help make a choice easier for parents and students all over the world.

Now, we all know what a conventional classroom is: A room with tables and chairs and a blackboard. Sounds quite archaic, doesn't it? Online learning, on the other hand, is pretty much what the name suggests: Learning via the internet. With the fundamentals out of the way, let's see which one of the two is better.

1.Learning time: Online learning needs travel, neither for the teacher nor for the students, so that time is then easily spent on learning. Plus, there are no distractions involved, so the class can get through the course much more quickly than they would in a traditional classroom.

2.Scheduling flexibility: Traditional learning necessitates one's presence in a designated classroom in person and that too at a fixed time. That is not a requirement with online classes though — pick the one that best suits your schedule and join from wherever you are.

3.Cost-effectiveness: Traditional classrooms involve a lot of additional costs, including for travel, infrastructure, etc. and all of this makes them significantly expensive. Online classes involve none of these costs and are, hence, quite inexpensive.

4.Instruction materials:
With online learning, the learning material is provided in a variety of formats that are deemed most conducive to learning. That benefit is somewhat limited in conventional classrooms since they primarily rely on textbooks.

5.Parental involvement: In traditional learning set up, parents can be involved at a rather superficial level — often limited to reviewing teachers' notes, homework, etc. and meeting them in parent-teacher meetings. Online learning doesn't have that challenge, i.e., parents can be involved throughout the entire learning process, allowing them to ensure their child receives the support they need.

6.Learning environment and more: The thing about conventional learning set up is that parents do not have much control over the learning environment, i.e., they have to rely on the school's word about the safety of their children on their premises. Online classrooms deal with that problem as well, enabling parents to regulate the learning environment their child is in and ensure their safety from challenges such as bullying, peer pressure, and more at all times. It is a crucial part of robust learning in addition to the overall wellbeing of the child, of course.

It is clear to see that a Custom online learning solution has significantly more advantages to offer. Nonetheless, it is imperative to consider one's individual requirements and expectations before making the final decision.

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