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Benefits and limitations of online world

TECHNOLOGY has not only evolved, but become a part of our daily lives. We can therefore utilize it to improve learning.

Every day, during the time on commutes, listening to audio books is a fantastic way to get in a little learning.

There are also a myriad of online platforms that provide courses. Students can use free resources such as Khan Academy, IXL and Quizlet to sharpen their skills. And apps such as Studying Amino create chatrooms for students around the globe to share their knowledge.

As a previous homeschooler, I discovered that online education had both massive benefits and limitations. Taking online classes with teachers who were thousands of miles away with a click of a button was a refreshing experience. It enabled flexibility to cater toward one’s schedule and opened a world of opportunities.

However, there were times in which I found online school lacking. Not being able to see my classmates and physically interact with them, felt lonely and created a longing to meet them face-to-face.

Hence, although online schooling was an eye-opening experience, I found that it couldn’t replace the joy of communicating with others in traditional schooling.


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