By: Jessica De Soto
In today's world, most learning institutions in the United States and other parts of the world have embraced online education. Online education is preferred because it enables education flexibility it helps in improving time management skills. Also, online education helps teachers and students to attend classes from any part of the world.
First, online education has resulted in learning flexibility as it depends on an individual's learning pace. The flexibility allows students to learn as they attend to their daily commitments like work (Li & Irby 2008).
Also, online education Improves time management. When people must balance school, work, and family, they keenly manage their time, improving their time management skills. In addition, it provides a broader global learning perspective. A student can attend classes from any part of the world, which open a broader perspective and understanding of diverse cultures.
Despite the numerous benefits, online education has several challenges, including the need for technological knowledge. For example, logging in, participation, communication, and work submission require one to be digital literate (Alam, 2020). Also, a lack of physical setting denies a personal motivation to learn. In addition, technical issues like lack of connection can hinder students and teachers from attending class.
Many people consider online education as the future of education. This is because the method enables students and teachers to manage their own learning pace. People are embracing side hustles, and the flexibility of online learning will help make classes fit into people's schedules (Bettinger & Loeb 2017). In addition, it teaches people to manage time hence making it easy to live a balanced life.
Online education should be the trend in every learning institution. This is because the learning method fits into the current world where the world is affected by the covid-19 pandemic, discouraging physical contact (Alam, 2020). Also, online education will reduce suffering among students as it will give them time to find employment from which they can raise money for upkeep.
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Alam, A. (2020). Challenges and possibilities of online education during Covid-19. https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202006.0013/v1
Bettinger, E., & Loeb, S. (2017). Promises and pitfalls of online education. Evidence Speaks Reports, 2(15), 1-4.