The world is terrified by a horrible epidemic of coronavirus, which began at the end of December and remains relevant even after March is over. It’s a serious challenge for every kid and adult. No matter where you live, in the city or village, it may get you everywhere. People discuss the most efficient measures to properly take care of their health, how long to wash hands, what meal to consume, etc. every day. Educational systems of all countries greatly suffer as well. The impact of coronavirus on the education system is one of the most currently relevant topics discussed by educators, students, parents, and politicians.
As people cannot gather in great masses and must stay at home, it’s impossible to learn. What to undertake in this situation? As every school, college and university are closed, students cannot receive education, enlarge their knowledge, and develop skills. They have to stay at home and the most obvious solution is to learn there. Otherwise, every child and the adult student will miss several crucial months. It may create a great gap in knowledge and so, youngsters will remain incompetent. This will be a huge impact on any educational system with multiple negative consequences.
The governments of every country try to support their educational systems. It seems that online or distance learning is the best solution. Governments have to close educational institutions that offer a traditional on-campus way of learning. They all should move on to the Internet. It’s a pretty long and complex process and education will suffer because of it. Nonetheless, every school/college superintendent will say that it’s much better than simply wasting time in isolation.
Potential Benefits from eLearning
The experts shed some light on the benefits of online learning. What are positive aspects of distance learning via the Internet? Consider the following benefits:
- More time to learn;
- Access to all kinds of learning importation;
- New efficient ways to learn;
- The flexibility of learning methods;
- Active collaboration with parents to make them closer to their children.
Thanks to the speed of the Internet, students can access useful information sources to solve their problems. Teachers and professors provide online lessons and consultations. It’s possible to receive instant answers and help.
Students are welcome to join any special community, which is busy with the issues of eLearning. Such communities likewise shed more light on various learning aspects. Students can choose different learning methods, which perfectly suit their learning styles. This benefit solves the “eternal” problem of the lack of flexibility of the standard curriculum. There are almost no restrictions and students are free to plan their learning schedules and write a paper according to their needs and possibilities.
We’d like to add that parents should be active participators too. Every family should actively participate in eLearning to make this process efficient. Parents should be close at hand to help their children because many of them don’t know how to study online.