Online Education & Virtual Classroom, what is the advantages and disadvantages?
All you need is an Internet connection and a computer or a laptop or a tablet to start your learning journey with the online education / e learning. If you are a student in a school or a college or you just take online courses to develop your skills, Online education makes it easier for you, in a world where technology is taking over all aspects of life. Online Education system has many forms one of them is “Virtual Classrooms”, which we will talk about in this article…
what is e learning?
Let’s start with the definition of E Learning / Online Education and then talk in detail about virtual classrooms… Online education is a flexible instructional delivery system that includes any kind of learning that takes place via the Internet. Online Education gives educators an opportunity to reach students who may not be able to enroll in a traditional classroom course and supports students who need to work on their own schedule and at their own place using “Virtual Classrooms”.
What is “Virtual Classrooms”?
The virtual classroom is a shared online space where the learners and the instructor interact together. Usually, these interactions take place through videoconferencing. The participants have tools to present educational content in different formats. In this type of interaction, the teacher has the particularly important role of the moderator who guides the learning process and supports group activities and discussions.
Virtual Classrooms Advantages & Disadvantages
Virtual classrooms have made a big revolution in the field of education provided by up-to-date technologies. However, it has some advantages and disadvantages
Virtual Classrooms Advantages:
- Time saving and ease of a coursework anywhere at any time
You have the freedom to study and complete your coursework from anywhere and at any time. All you need is your laptop or any other digital device.
- Relying on it in any urgent case
The student can rely on virtual classrooms in case of sickness or living in a remote place.
- Focused Learning:
Virtual classrooms encourage students to gain the most of the educational attainment as it focuses on educational part without looking to other sides.
- Increase the self-reliance:
Virtual classrooms help the student depend on himself by using the computer to attend the session, write his notes, and search the internet for more information.
These are the advantages of virtual classrooms what about the disadvantages?
- Some people may consider them impersonal
There will always be those who will prefer in-person learning method to e learning. Some tutors and students may be uncomfortable with the idea of either delivering or engaging with a course that is taught entirely from a virtual classroom or online.
In Rowad Alkhaleej International Schools, we looked at the advantages and disadvantages and decided to provide virtual classrooms as an additional supplementary means of education. If the student couldn’t attend the session in the school, he could study it using virtual classrooms.