Is Virtual Learning Future Of Education?

Deblohit Deb
Jun 20, 2021   •  2 views

In this pandemic, so many changes happen in our lifestyle. Most of the populations that are affected by this pandemic are students and teachers.  

This change is something that the population still needs some time to get used to it. Due to our habit, this transition is not convenient.

With the change in time, we need to embrace the change the changes as well. Instead of looking back, we should move forward with a better future. We need to understand that change is inevitable and is wasting our time if we think that we should go back to the traditional study method. 

Today, with the advent of digitization, there are more probabilities for learners and educators to expand their horizons in education. There are many options for learners and educators regarding learning and teaching. They can do per their own flexible time.

Thus, we can improve and expand the scope of our teaching if we embrace virtual learning more. As most of us are working and learning by going remote. We should include it in our teaching method more often, even when the pandemic is over.

What Have We Learned from Going Online?

Virtual learning refers to the modification in a conventional classroom online. In this, educators and learners meet each other online. Proper schedules are prepared for this, and you can also record the meeting. In short, they try to reproduce the activities, organization, and materials in a different setup. 

Many educators are creative in their remote classroom practices, and these educators are known and appraised. Their hard work demonstrates the essence of the interaction between the teacher and student. For example:

  • The essence of the student-teacher interaction is necessary. Simple practices like courtesy and being an authentic self can assist create a sense of belongingness.

  • The value of peer (student-students) interactions and relationships is key to learning. Successfully, educators have modifies the structures of the learning by creating small groups. Small groups are easier to manage, and also their doubt can clear conveniently.

How Virtual Learning Improves on Remote Learning

Virtual educations are made for the convenience of educators and learners. Basically, it was first promoted as that anyone can learn and teach at their own place and time. Overall, it does not mean creating a traditional classroom environment but extending educational experiences. In this system, children can be more open in asking questions or clearing their doubts. 

The educators are advocating for more virtual learning now—and even more when all students and teachers are one on one again. The advantages of virtual learning are as follows:

Virtual learning is a different learning experience: 

First thing is that virtual learning is a different thing from the conventional classroom. It means that it is specifically designed. It exists only to experience online whether you are having one on one interaction or remote. It will require different computer technologies to function. It makes students and teachers in core learning processes and outcomes in a virtual learning instructional sequence.

Virtual learning personalizes the student experience. 

Another key distinction of virtual learning is that it is designed to individualize learning experiences—even though it can be experienced with others. What might that kind of personalization look like? 

A Final Word on Equity

Whether one on one, remote or virtual, the pandemic has exposed the growing inequities in our educational system. We can now more easily see where school funding and community infrastructures have made connecting remotely all but impossible.

While some students have lost educational opportunities due to structural disparities and lack of resources, other students now have at-home tutors or work in learning pods to support and supplement their remote learning.