The pandemic has the most crucial impact on the education sector. There was an entire 360-degree shift in the lives of students, parents, and teachers with a difficult transition from face-to-face to zoom to zoom. Distance education was still prevalent before the pandemic, but after the pandemic, its importance increased. Now from wherever you attend your classes is your classroom. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages.
We have been studying in the classroom walls with the company of our friends for ages now. Our entire focus would be on the lecture as there were no distractions in the classroom. Whenever we had a doubt, we just had to raise our hands, and the teacher would assist us. That would only happen if we had put effort into understanding the lecture. The fun of meeting your friends, laughing with them, playing games with them, having lunch together, etc., is not there anymore.
After the pandemic, online learning holds our education system in one place, but it cannot completely replace traditional learning. Nevertheless, teachers are doing their best at imparting knowledge to the children; they are continuously working on their tech-savvy skills to make the process as smooth and knowledgeable as possible. Online learning is not only for school and college students; it even provides certification courses that anyone can learn to upgrade their skills and knowledge, such as:
- Machine learning Course
- CISA Auditor
- CISSP Certification
- PMP Certification Training
- Certified ScrumMaster
- AWS Certification
- CBAP Certification
Both offline and online education have pros and cons, but the main motive is still the same: to educate.
Comparison between online education and traditional education:
- There is a need for digital methods in online learning, but you need traditional teaching methods in offline teaching-learning.
- You can study from almost anywhere in the world, so there is no restriction in learning, whereas, in terms of offline learning, you have to go to school to study.
- Online learning is cost-effective and time-saving; on the other hand, offline education is more expensive and consumes a lot of time.
- With offline learning, it is easier to check that the students are paying attention, and students find it easier to be attentive in offline learning than in online learning.
- Online learning provides benefits like flexibility, cost-effectiveness, no need to commute, a wide range of courses to learn, all of this within the comfort of your home. You cannot get these benefits in offline learning.
- As online learning is flexible, one has to work for some reason and can even learn any new skill that will be helpful in your career, but offline learning, you have to follow a fixed schedule; there is no scope for a job and learning something new.
- Practice-based learning is possible mainly in offline learning, whereas we cannot do it in the case of online learning.
No one can deny the facts about online and offline learning. Both might not be the same, but right now, with the help of online learning, students are gaining knowledge from endless resources. The field of online education is widening day by day. Every day you can learn something new and increase your knowledge.
So it’s safe to say that online learning is a better option than offline learning in the above ways.