Teen Point of View

Online classes a viable option for replacing the classroom method?

TOPIC: Is the online way of imparting education or online classes till the Higher Secondary level a viable option for replacing the classroom method?

The physical interaction of the students with their teacher is more effective than virtual classes. The latter is destroying the good habits of students: not able to participate in the spiritual and physical activities in the school, and in other school functions. Students are also becoming lazy sitting the whole day and taking lessons. I don’t think online classes can be a viable option for replacing the classroom method.
Anuj Sahay (14)
Vanasthali Public School, New Delhi

Classroom teaching employs various learning methods including auditory, visual, tactical which help in the overall development of children since they get to interact with their teachers and fellow classmates. In the case of online classes, the children are glued to screens for long hours, which not just runs the risk of deteriorating and weakening their eyesight, but also affects their posture.
Aiman Bhalla (13)
The Shriram Millennium School, Faridabad

Online learning has lots of challenges; the first is that it lacks face-to-face interaction between students and teachers, while it is an essential feature of classroom learning. The second challenge is network glitches. The third is its inability to prevent cheating during examinations. So, classroom learning should be preferred to online learning.
Samarth Chawla (16)
St Francis De Sales Sr. Sec. School, Janakpuri, New Delhi

Online and offline classes both have their unique characteristics, which make them worthwhile. The Covid-19 outbreak has disrupted education across the country. To ensure that students do not miss their studies, schools started online classes. To that extent, it is good; but regular online classes are not good enough. Many students miss their lectures due to network problems.
Rashmo Mehta (14)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Jethuli, Patna

The online way of imparting knowledge till the Higher Secondary level is a viable option. Online classes are serving us just like the classroom method. However, there is no denying the fact that for fast learners it’s serving the best, but for the slow ones it’s not.
Vedika Gupta (14)
The Shriram Millennium School, Faridabad

No, I don’t think so, because children have been addicted to screens even before the Covid-19 pandemic began. They have been using the screen for eight to nine hours daily. When it comes to online lessons, most schools are not depending only on screen. They are giving students a blended approach by including various other activities.
Vaishnavi Narayan (14)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Jethuli, Patna

Given the current situation, online classes play a key role in imparting education. Not only did they help save the academic year 2020; but also taught us the importance of burgeoning our education system. However, those who couldn’t afford digital devices had to face many obstructions while learning. More exposure to the digital content has hampered their natural growth process, as well. Hence online education, despite being an aid in the present scenario, is not a viable option for replacing the classroom method in the long run.
Diya Vinod Surjuse (16)

At present, if online classes aren’t held, valuable time would be lost. Also, they stimulate our brains, keeping us occupied. But online schooling is not a viable option for replacing classroom method. The school doesn’t only provide us with education but it is also a place for meeting others and working in groups, which helps students later in life.
Naina (14)
The Shriram Millennium School, Faridabad

With the power of the internet seeping into the remotest of areas, online education has become a viable option for replacing traditional education. It is cost effective and can solve India’s chronic problem of the education sector by making quality education accessible to people living in the most far-flung areas. It connects us to the global village and also cultivates critical thinking, builds self-discipline while developing holistic thinking in students.
Rucha Virmani (14)
The Shriram Millennium School, Faridabad

Education isn’t just being book smart but being able to express oneself, one’s personality, talents, etc. Classroom method provides opportunity to group learning and understanding the perspective of others. It also promotes team spirit and critical thinking which is vital for one’s development.
Melissa Rosalyn Pinto (18)
St Andrew’s College, Bandra, Mumbai

It is paramount for a child to not only develop his/her knowledge but also learn how to interact with others, how to take decisions, and inculcate vital qualities like team work, cooperation and courtesy, which cannot be developed sitting all alone at home taking classes through a virtual screen. Traditional schooling also leads to the holistic development of the child and can’t be replaced by the online method.
Anandita Agarwal (15)
The Shriram Millennium School, Faridabad

Online learning cannot replace classroom learning, as both have unique characteristics. Our educational system collapsed during lockdown; during this period of ambient dimness online learning has been a glimmer that helped us to continue studies. But, it can’t replace classroom learning.
Namya Malhotra (14)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Replacing the classroom method with online method is not a viable option for higher education as in online classes students are not that engrossed; many are not even honest with themselves while doing practical sessions.
Durva Deshmukh (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Character building of a student, social welfare, and creation and progress of knowledge cannot be achieved online. To ensure active participation of the learners, parents need to be digitally literate apart from having a smartphone/laptop and a reliable internet connection which everyone cannot afford.
Aarushi (14)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Starting virtual classes during the pandemic was a great step, but it not a viable option for long. Being in the comfort of their homes, students have become lethargic and their grasping power is reduced. Due to digitalization, exams are conducted online where students develop a tendency to cheat.
Ansheeka Saini (15)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Virtual learning is fine, but in no way is it an option to replace the classroom method. Digitalization will not only affect the students mentally, but also physically. The present day teenagers are socially introverts, and it will affect them further. The base of a student is made till the higher secondary level, where physical classroom is much more important.
Guneev Kaur (14)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Online classes are not a viable option for replacing the classroom method because the kind of attention, knowledge and education students receive through physical interaction with teachers and companions cannot be gained through virtual contact. Daily interaction with teachers which helps students to improve their classroom teaching should not be discontinued.
Pari Singh (14)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

The school is the only location meant for learning. The real bond joining a teacher and a student can only be achieved under one roof, like of a pedigree. So, technology schooling is not a viable choice to replace routine procedure; it can only be a temporary alternative.
Anjleena Malhotra (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

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