After COVID-19, education experienced many sudden changes. However, these changes have made a new way for education as technology is an important factor. 

Remote study was forced upon society so quickly that it wasn’t possible to test it before implementing it. It has been learning in the process and has evolved very quickly.  

We are going to discuss what remote learning is. Also, the benefits that provide to the branch of education. The cons of distance learning, such as internet accessibility. And finally, the intrigue of if remote learning is here to stay.

What is remote learning?

Remote learning is a technological evolution that has changed education, making it more efficient, adaptable, and accessible both for students and teachers. It can also be said that it is a means by which the educator and the student connect for a virtual meeting.

This technological evolution allowed society to stay connected over long distances and the circumstances in the world. During the pandemic, eLearning was the first option to continue with studies worldwide. The technological tools and the new virtual infrastructure helped many students to continue with their studies.

Benefits of remote learning

There are a lot of benefits of remote learning, for example:

  1. Accessibility creates an access opportunity for the students who are setbacks or in a different adversity. It creates continuous accessibility, like connecting from the other side of the world. 
  2. Time flexibility lends a better way to manage time. It also helps the student take responsibility for their studies, and manage their time. The time can also be saved as there is no need to travel to the study site. 
  3. Reduced costs of education. Virtual learning can provide ways for students to save money—for example, transportation, materials, and texts books. 
  4. Increased variety of education options. The student has more access to enroll in courses that are interested in, the time is a very important fact, for the reason that they are not required to travel to campus.
  5. Supports knowledge building of technology. Technology helps students to gain a competitive edge. The new workplace of students helps them to be more assertive with technology, and innovate new forms of study by implementing ideas to develop technology in education.

Cons of remote learning

Just as there are positive arguments, there are also negative ones, but over time they will innovate and have a solution. The cons of distance learning:

  1. Internet connection. It can be a problem for distance learning with an internet connection. Since for many reasons the internet can get. But with RTA it will never happen.
  2. This causes isolation because of the online environment, and this disconnection with human nature, since human is very social, and this can cause: anxiety, and heightened stress, and it can be difficult to encourage face to face to feedback. 
  3. It’s difficult to prevent cheating. Online tests are easier for students because they can use their notes o devices to cheat. But the tests can be avoided with practical works for the students learning.

Is remote learning here to stay?

Remote learning now is a reality that many schools and universities are implementing for education. The accessibility for education and the distances, the traffic, and even a job doesn’t prevent people from continuing to train as professionals. 

This educational innovation came in an unexpected situation. But it came to stay and continue contributing to education.