Students of CMR International School, Suraram discussed the merits and demerits of online learning, need to reopen schools to ensure and other issues they are concerned about. Here is what they write about…
Online education is an exciting and new way to learn from home about almost everything. As soon as online classes started we have faced some challenges like – internet issues, login issues more frequently. Online education helped us learn from the comfort of our homes at flexible timings. Online classes also taught us to be self-discipline, connected us to the global world. On the other hand, online education has some demerits like it lacks fact to face communication and lack of motivation. Despite this, online education should continue till physical classes resume so that we can continue learning despite being away from school.
– Krinjal, Class V
Online classes were the best thing that happened to students after the sudden closure of school due to the Covid pandemic. It helped us learn online and understand the concept clearly. Teachers gave us a clear explanation and we were able to attend those classes sitting at different places in the city. A major disadvantage of online classes is it is harmful to our eyes. While in school, we had sessions like games, yoga, dance and other activities which we missed during online learning. Online classes are good but traditional classes are more effective.
– P Hajera Reeha, Class IV
I have gained sufficient knowledge about the working of different applications like Zoom, Google Chrome, WhatsApp and Google Meet during online learning after lockdown due to the Covid pandemic. Though online learning has its advantages, it has no fun element and is harmful to the eyes. I am missing my friends, teachers, park, school, sports, yoga, singing and dance classes. Online learning should help build personal connections with teachers and help students maintain focus. It should create a sense of community and support struggling students help them learn. I appeal the government to reopen schools at the earliest to ensure learning pick up the pace.
– Swaroop Nayak, Class IV