Thanks to the Coronavirus classes are not online. And before you start pouting, because not a lot of people are fond of learning online, think about the best benefits of having online classes. And if you can’t come up with any, well we’ve got you covered.
Instead of sitting in that instructor’s class listening to the lecture derived from the very same textbook you purchased for that class, you could be working and earning money to pay off your tuition, taking music lessons or studying for the test you have for another class while meeting those assignments’ deadlines. Having online classes allows you to have to go to that interview or doctor’s appointment without the worry of missing classes. With your flexible schedule, you can spend a lot of time with your friends, family, and lover.
School causes a lot of anxiety and with a flexible schedule, you can prioritize your mental health while doing schoolwork online.
Managing your own pace is one of the best benefits of having online classes because some people may grasp the concept quicker than others, while others may need some time to process the information they’ve been given. Additionally, some instructors leave the powerpoints and notes up for the students to view as many times as they want. Whereas in a physical classroom, a lot of instructors expect students to keep up and take notes even if the classroom is a fast-paced environment.
Sometimes students may not understand something the instructor said and in physical classrooms, it’s hard to get in contact with the instructor considering they have other classes and students, so it can be difficult for the instructor to assist students in-person and online. However, online classes make communication between students and instructors much easier and faster because the instructor can send out content to all of their students in one place and receive any questions or feedback from the students all in one place.
Online classes are more engaging than regular classes because instead of listening to an instructor teach in the most boring manner for over an hour, online classes are succinct and allows you to learn in a way you like.
In a regular classroom, students are required to take out their earbuds and headphones because they are seen as distracting to the students and disrespectful to the instructors. But a lot of students prefer doing schoolwork while listening to music because it increases their focus and online classes allow you to listen to music while working and regular classes do not.
Online is more technical while people are more understanding, which some students take advantage of. A lot of students may forget to do an assignment or turn it in, and they rely on their instructor to understand and hopefully be more lenient. But it wouldn’t be fair for the students who actually made the effort to complete the assignment. Online classes require students to be responsible for keeping up with assignments and learning the content on their own. This gives them a glimpse of what responsibility is like in the world; having to meet deadlines on their own.
Online classes allow you to get more sleep than you would when you attend class physically. With school comes a lot of schoolwork that may require you to complete overnight, and you are more likely to function better in the evenings than mornings. With online classes, there’s no need to wake up early in the morning to start working on schoolwork. You can wake up at a decent time to where your brain is awake and alert.
While taking classes online, you can pursue your passion(s). A lot of the time, the school gets in the way for some people to where they are unable to join a club, pick up the guitar or start a side business. There are those who aren’t pursuing a passion because they do not have a passion to pursue because their schooling gets in the way. However, online classes enable students to get their education while pursuing their passions in music, dance, etc. It also enables people to pursue their passions with internships.
Of course, in every classroom, there are those people who can’t seem to shut up when they are instructed to, it’s distracting. Or, when taking a test, those finish, make so much noise as they pick up their belongings as if they want the world to know they are finished and that is distracting. Online classes make it easier for those who easily get distracted with even the smallest noises like a tap of the foot. And if things get noisy in the house, they are able to take their work to the quietest place in their house.
It gets annoying when you are in class and your instructor asks a question and wants an answer from a student, it seems like a competition because if you answer wrong you are the dumbest in the class, whereas if you answer correctly you are the smartest. And you try to prove that you are one of the smartest, which can be frustrating. Whatever happened to letting the tests and homework talk? Well, in online classes, you are able to keep your focus on the work and not have to worry about who is doing better and who is not.
This is geared more towards the instructor than the student. Instructors get tired of the excuses for not completing an assignment. And when you walk up to them with tears in your eyes, putting on the best Oscar performance, they must feel obligated to grant you your wish to not seem like the villain. Now with online classes, instructors know that your excuses are not acceptable unless you have proof that you are on your deathbed. So, if you’re thinking about pulling the “my dog ate my homework” excuse, remember that everything is online.
Online classes have pros and cons but mainly pros because, in the end, it is to benefit you and your time. Comment why you like or dislike online classes and share with that person who absolutely hates online classes.
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