Ever since we have had to isolate ourselves, I’ve been thinking is online schooling all that is cracked up to be. From what I have had to experience I don’t like online schooling at all. Yes, we have the choice to wake up earlier or later unless we have a conference call at eight in the morning then you don’t have a choice but to wake up early. I also feel like that when you are at home there are so many more distractions then there are at school.  ‘’Discipline is a key aspect when weighing between enrolling for an online program and taking a traditional on-campus degree. The success of the student mostly depends on his or her level of commitment. Hence, it’s always important for students to choose study options based on their overall performance of tasks. Online education can be great for those who are self-motivated and capable of prioritizing tasks and setting deadlines. Without a proper organization or plan, a student taking online classes might perform poorly in the long run. The traditional education setting can be the best option for those that need the discipline to get the work done. With properly structured classes, to-do lists, and regular assessments, students can have enough support to complete tasks or assignments on time. The fact that you must make class appearances for you to learn is one step to making you a disciplined student. With commitment and hard work, success on any degree course or program can simply be inevitable.’’https://www.eztalks.com/online-education/online-education-vs-traditional-education-which-one-is-better.htm .What do some educators have to say about this ‘’77% of educators think that online schooling is just as good as traditional schooling if not even better”https://potomac.edu/learning/online-learning-vs-traditional-learning/. I never thought I would say this but  I miss waking up and getting ready for school and going to school. I really miss seeing my teachers and my friends no I don’t like the homework part of it but I like the interacting part of it.  The more that people think about it, It really honestly depends on the person and their lifestyle.

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April 4, 2020 4:30 am

There is so much more to education than simply opening a book and reading from it. The actual interaction between a student and a teacher, and between students themselves, represents a substantial part of the entire education experience. For sake of our mental health, the traditional school programming is proving to be much more important than on-line impersonal learning. As people are finding out during this time of independent quarantining, many more people are suffering from mental health problems associated with isolation. For generations, it has been known that people need personal interaction with others to maintain a good healthy mental attitude. That is all being taken away from us during on-line learning. Psychological experiments have constantly concluded that most people are much more likely to inflict pain on lab rats and supposedly even real people, if they are not in the same room as the potential victim or recipient of the pain. I believe this is proving to be consistent with on-line education efforts in that it appears many teachers are assigning a significant greater amount of homework than we would have if we were attending classes physically each day. It is great that we have technology to allow us to participate in Zoom meetings, but it does not assist us in engaging in the same type of worthwhile discussion as if we were sitting in the same classroom. In other words, I miss being in the classroom with my friends, teachers, and everyone else that make up the Judge Memorial community.

April 4, 2020 3:10 am

Asnica I agree with your article, online schooling is harder and more stressful. School was easy with the one on one interactions and it was fun seeing everyone.

April 3, 2020 10:46 pm

Hi Asnica,
I really like your argument. I never thought I would miss going to school normally but I miss it now. Its good for your mental health to interact with others and have a sense of structure in what you have to do. I find it difficult to maintain motivation during this time, even more than I did when I was in school. One good thing about online schooling, however, is that it saves time. I can take care of whatever school work will take me the longest first, then get smaller things done. So far, this has left me with more time to rest or get exercise. I think that our school has a really got environment, and I wish we could experience it now because our last year ends soon. I found this article that shows the pros and cons of online high school that mentions how if your high school has a negative environment, online school is a good option: https://vittana.org/20-pros-and-cons-of-online-high-school. This does not really apply to our situation, and I miss seeing people at school every day, but its still an interesting perspective.

April 3, 2020 10:01 pm

Asnica I agree that online schooling has been difficult I do think it has some ups with us being able to have more flexibility but for the most part it has lot of downsides. The flexibility itself is a downside as you stated in that without the structure of traditional schooling it is up to the student to be disciplined enough to set deadlines and stick to a good schedule. I have found it increasingly difficult to stay motivated and stay on task especially when I am just a room or a few feet away from my bed. I too miss seeing my friends and teacher and I hope we can get back to normal life for the last few weeks of our high school career.

April 3, 2020 5:46 pm

Hello Asnica,
I completely agree. I have been having trouble with online schooling aswell. There are too many distractions everywhere and it is hard to focus. Here is a source that gives the pros and cons of online learning: https://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/F0232E15/Pros-and-Cons-of-Online-School/. I enjoyed reading this good job!

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