The Pros and Cons of Online Learning: 10 Advantages & Disadvantages

Pros and Cons of Online Learning

‘Online learning’ is a phrase that has taken on new meaning over the past couple of years. When traditional learning shifted to online learning at the start of the pandemic, the pros and cons of online learning gained much discussion and debate.

Trying to determine if this new approach for educators who were suddenly thrust into hosting online classes was working yielded enthusiasm and speculation.

As an educator, the ability to utilize technology, like screen sharing software, for maximizing instruction has greatly enhanced the process; nonetheless, it is not without some disadvantages.

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What is Microlearning? A Complete Guide for Educators

what is microlearning

What is microlearning? And why are so many trainers and educators talking about its benefits for skill development and memory retention?

Consider the following:

How many times have you presented a lesson to only have students stare at you in confusion following its delivery?  The plethora of content that you packed into an energy-filled lesson was reduced to at least one-half of the students asking, ¨What did you say?¨

Okay, okay – this illustration might be a bit exaggerated; nonetheless, finding a way to present content in the most impactful way possible is a necessity in today’s fast-paced world.

As an educator, one solution is something called microlearning.

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11 Virtual Learning Tips for Students to Ensure Success

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The educational landscape has shifted radically in recent years. The idea that students have to be physically present in a classroom to learn was challenged when the world was turned upside down during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These days, technology has taken virtual learning from a futuristic idea to a reality. As long as you have an internet connection, you can now access quality education from anywhere in the world.

But that’s not to say that virtual learning doesn’t have its own set of unique challenges.

After spending several years learning in a physical classroom setting, the transition to virtual learning can prove difficult for some students, especially younger kids.

They no longer have a live teacher in front of them, nor do they have a cohort of learners around them who can help and support them the same way they do in a real classroom.

Here are some virtual learning tips for students to adjust to this new online learning environment:

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How to Set Virtual Learning Expectations For Students

Virtual Learning Expectations for Students

In August 2020, nearly 98% of all households with school-aged children reported engaging in at least some online learning according to the United States Census Bureau. Although distance learning has been in existence long before the Internet, this was the first mass migration to virtual learning.

Teachers around the country were suddenly faced with the prospect of teaching in this new arena of a virtual classroom with little to no preparation. But what they didn’t realize is that setting solid virtual learning expectations for students, just as they had done in their physical classrooms, was the important first step to success in online teaching.

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Here’s What To Do When You Are Bored In Online Class

what to do when you are bored in online class

Taking online classes is more common today than ever before. Over the past year, students ranging from elementary to high school and beyond to collegiate level have attended classes online. There are times that remaining engaged feels a bit overwhelming. In other words, students may find themselves incredibly checked out. This leads many people to question what to do when you are bored in online class.

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MOOC: Today and Tomorrow [Infographic]

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) movement has a long history. It was preconceived in the 1960s long before the Internet era. Now that e-Learning and remote education are on the rise, MOOC gains even greater recognition and recruits more adepts worldwide.