Online Education Vs. Education in Traditional Classroom

Author: Dr S. Ayappan Nair Academic Director

BGS National Public School Bangaluru

Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not method and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system. It is the teacher that makes the differences not the classrooms.

Education in traditional classrooms is defined as teacher centre delivery of instruction to classes of students who are the receivers of information. This method is more suitable for the young children. Regular attendance in classes helps them interact with other individuals of their own age, be better disciplined, and follow a regular schedule.

Modern problems require modern solutions. So, people may think, they are comfortable with online classes than in traditional classrooms. But what about few teachers and students those who are not confident in using digital tools or not able to access them. Moreover, it is very easy to get distracted as everything can access in online. Teachers can change lives with just right mix of chalk and challenges. Education in traditional classrooms, helps students learn how to communicate and interact with teachers and classmates at school that enhances their communication skills. The routine that comes with traditional schooling brings punctuality, discipline and organisation in children. The usage of books for reading is a strong practice as compared to digital learning.

Under Right to education Act ,2009 25% of seats from private schools are reserved for children so that they can also get enrolled into the schools, but if they don’t have smartphones or internet at home then they are not able to attend the online classes which is a great disadvantage for them and get lead to further discrimination.

Technology is just a tool in terms of getting the kids to work together, but motivating them, the teacher is the most important.

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