Advantages of online education in times of Covid-19

Virtual tutoring, also known as e-learning, distance education or online tutoring consists of the use of the computer and the development of training programs that have the objective of teaching, learning with assistance or help in the same way.

Online courses have increased considerably in the last ten years and it is expected that this trend will continue to rise.

Through this educational modality, the capacity for critical thinking, research skills, and information analysis are developed; use of technological tools, in addition to the skills to solve practical problems.

This new way of learning is not simply about getting information to distant places, but it is a whole pedagogical perspective where each student learns at their own pace. Well-designed platforms are required that provide training spaces, relying on Information Technologies (ICTs) to establish a new way of teaching and learning.

One of the great advantages of Private tutors  Toronto is that it allows access to many people who cannot attend a classroom for some reason to study and learn, allowing the student to be able to develop the different topics and achieve learning.

Although there are also disadvantages, the study may become very complicated since you do not have the teacher by your side to be a learning support; many people do not have the necessary equipment such as a computer or do not have access to the Internet and personal relationships can be affected, since there is no communication between the teacher and the student.

Analyzing the advantages and disadvantages, making the decision to enroll in an online course is a very personal decision and involves responsibility and patience to manage time and comply with scheduled activities and above all, have the willingness to learn. 

Online learning, what benefits will it leaves us?

E-learning  offers us great resources that we can take to the classroom once this situation is over, but it also leaves us with a multitude of inconveniences.

We find ourselves in an atypical situation, a scenario where we have had to overturn part of our content and begin to use tools and resources that, although we used them before, now we have to get the best possible performance with our students in the distance.

With regard to this learning, we know that today's students need more relevant content to capture their attention from home, and this added to the fact that they can set their own pace and personalization. The students can learn at their own speed and with some comforts, we can fulfill this need in an online way of learning.

The virtual tutoring  has led us to notable changes in the way of accessing, consuming, discussing and sharing content, but there is a fundamental part of this revolution that we must take into account right now, and that is to adapt all those resources and technologies to the new scenario. 

Troubles with e-learning

Although e-learning may appear to be a resource for all, it's not in fact. Not all students have stable access to the internet and devices that are powerful enough to support all.

For example, this situation is reflected us in that group of students in the first grades of Primary where their dependence on technology at this time is the same as that of the adult who is nearby to manage and help them in all those tasks that we send them.


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