6 benefits of remote learning
There are a plethora of benefits of remote learning this is why here at elearnus WE have built AND DEVELOPed THE FUTURE OF REMOTE LEARNING THROUGH LEARNING MANAGEMENT PLATFORMS, MOBILE APPLICATIONS, SCHOOL ADMISSION SYSTEMS, BOOKING AND PAYMENT SYSTEMS AND ONLINE TESTING PLATFORMS.
COVID 19 has changed the way we live in a number of unprecedented ways. Social distancing means that students all around the world have had to learn to adapt to remote learning. There have been many critics of remote learning as it adds to the disparity between students that come from rich and poor families because not every child has access to a device and a secure internet connection but there is also a plethora of benefits to remote learning which this article will discuss.
1. Remote learning allows students to revisit difficult topics.
This is probably the most obvious of the benefits of remote learning. Remote learning allows students to revisit topics that they may have found difficult at their own pace. Students are not overwhelmed with huge quantities of information like they would be in the classroom and do not need to panic if they do not understand a topic, they can simply revisit the topic as many times as they need to. This can actually have a positive impact on a student’s mental health, in particular their anxiety levels.
2. Remote learning allows students to have a flexible timetable.
Remote learning means that students can learn flexibly as some students work better in less of a rigid regime, some students also find they work better later in the day and some earlier. The student can decide when they want to go outside, when they want to take a break and when they want to have lunch.
3. Students can learn in new and creative ways.
Some students find it difficult to retain information just from sight or sound alone but there are so many learning alternatives to suit every learning type online. For example, Quizlet which is a free website that provides learning tools for students, like flashcards and game mode. This promotes creativity and discovery; this can be especially beneficial for students with learning disabilities like dyslexia and ADHD.
4. More family time.
Students are spending more time at home and learning remotely which means that they are spending more time with their family. This is having a positive impact on family bonds and parents and children are bonding more and learning more about each other.
5. Remote learning enhances a student’s technological expertise.
Remote learning aids children’s understanding of technology which will help them in life after school like in University and in the workplace. It is also important for students to understand technology platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams because these will be increasingly used in the future.
6. Some students prefer the at home environment.
Some students may work better and more efficiently at home than they would in the classroom, especially for students who are more introverted. Working from home helps prevent bullying too that can have a profoundly negative impact on a student’s mental health.
Some final thoughts
Overall, critics are correct in some ways about remote learning, when it is delivered incorrectly and inefficiently, but when there is excellent educational technology like Learning Management Systems such as elearnus that support students, it can have many benefits.
Remote learning is a new phenomenon for most students and is going to be a way of life for students for the foreseeable future. As time passes, we will become more informed about how to make remote learning easier for both teachers and students, but for now we can continue to learn what works and what doesn’t work for students.
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