From the past few years, the trend of online learning has picked up quick growth. But there are some positive and negative thoughts among the people related to online learning.
Taking about India or any developing country, the concept of online learning has not been accepted by all the students here. There may be many reasons. Let’s see them below.
So why are students not satisfied with online learning? Students who all are first-timers may struggle in adjustment, face network connectivity issues, and have poor knowledge about tech. Financial issues may be why students are not satisfied with online learning.
Agree or not, E-learning is the future, but students face some problems while learning online. Let’s take a look in detail at those things.
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1. Struggle in Adjustment
I don’t if I am lucky or not, but I never used online sources to study. I just graduated last year in B.sc and hardly used online mediums to study except a few videos I saw on some topic of biology.
So, students who have the habit of studying in the classroom need time to adapt themselves to the modern ways of education. As the experience of both is entirely different from each other.
Many educational institutes use a custom-made Content Management system(CMS) which confuses them. As every institution nowadays competes with each other, they make an entirely separate software from each other. And this may be the reason why students struggle in online learning classes.
2. Network Connectivity
Most students face network issues or lag during learning online. This not only ruins the experience of learning but also students get distracted by this. In the end, they stop watching the classes, or their interest slowly dissolves by the time.
Students living in remote areas may face many difficulties as they may have the problem of 4G LTE connections and fiber optic internet support which is much need for online classes and E-learning nowadays.
Another reason is that the remote places near the rivers can get affected due to floods or any natural calamities that result in a poor Internet network.
3. Knowledge About Tech
Almost everyone knows how to operate a smartphone in my house, but if I talk about computers, there are only a few of them. But not everyone knows how to use a smartphone if they never got one.
So this can be the reason due to which a student feels dissatisfied when they learn online. Most students with a poor financial background feel this when they use ant gadgets for the first time.
Not every student and their families are capable of buying a smartphone in a quick second. They have to cut off the budget and buy a phone to use as a whole for a family.
But things are changing now as the government tries to provide free smartphones to students for free.
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4. Poor Training Of Teachers
As the world is moving towards the digital revolution. People should get trained with detailed knowledge of the technology they use.
Taking about online learning here, if proper training is not provided to the teachers, the students will not be interested in the classes.
Before any educational institute or training center go for their first online class, they should take online training or make themselves engaging while teaching others.
Due to this reason, we students can not pay attention or easily get distracted if the video is not too engaging. This is the most common reason that people leave their online classes.
As per the present conditions, due to the COVID-19 crisis, almost every educational institute teaches its students online.
But the schools and colleges are taking the same fees they were used to take in regular offline schools. In that particular amount, they have included all the expenses like their rents, electricity and other bills.
This is not ok as they are teaching using online videos either they can get half the amount or take fees according to their service as they provide.
Even some schools do not have a proper Learning Management System, and because of that, they platform like youtube to teach. I don’t have any problems with youtube, but if they take money from us, they should provide us the premium services.
6. Time Issues
Managing time for students is a big issue, and with online learning, more problems are created. Because especially the first-timers, they can hardly understand anything about what they see on the videos.
Also, students have to look after the time and prepare for the classes with the necessary materials to make notes while watching the videos.
Learning online is not like an offline class as the school because there is no pressure among the students. They may not take online classes seriously like the offline ones, so that they may miss one or two classes.
7. No Company
When we study in school with our friends and classmates, there is pressure or fear to study. But this cannot be seen in online learning classes as there are no friends or positive peer pressure for you.
Due to this, sometime students enroll in online courses, but they never complete them and quickly give up.
If you can find your friend or anyone who has enrolled in the same course, it will be better for you to study online because you can compete with each other.
Online education is the future to imply this. The traditional education system has to be changed, and the use of technology is to be practiced. With proper training of teachers and students, online learning can achieve a lot of success among the students.