Safer Does Not Mean Easier

Marco Amable, Staff

In March of 2020, schools closed due to contracting the virus, and they started back up Aug. 19. Students were forced to not attend school based on the risk, but students had to go to school whether in person or online. Each student had received a computer from the school,students then had to learn from online. The thing is, some thought it would be easier, while some harder. 

In my opinion, online learning is more challenging. The way to get back on track is not the same, it is different and extra difficult to keep up with all the assignments especially in a packed household. The most impactful struggle about e-learning is that it is extremely easy to lose focus. For example students can lose focus by constant distraction on your phone, while class is going on and you missed valuable information. Talking about information, it’s harder to obtain it when you happen to be absent. You most likely will not get the best information from the day you missed. And lastly, it’s a bit more challenging to help a student trying to find something, as this does slow down the class. They could also have technical difficulties such as computer malfunctioning or your home internet not being the best. 

Traditional school learning is better than online learning in my opinion. For starters it’s harder for students to get in contact with their teachers and counselors when online. Another reason why school in person is much better than online is that there are students that eat the school lunch because their family has a low income and school lunch provides for these kids in need. Student resources were a bit hard to obtain in the student’s perspective. Another thing that is difficult for students is that students that have just moved here might struggle with the technology necessary. Life can be hard for people right now, but we will hopefully soon be back to normal. As students and teachers grow more familiar with the concepts of online learning,these tasks will soon be simpler.