Will Online Learning Replace Classroom Training?
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Learning is an evolving process as there is no end to learning.
We learn, we teach and we grow. The latest learning trends have welcomed the modern mechanism of
learning. Students who once needed a teacher to be physically present to teach
them now prefer learning on their own. Schools and colleges have also welcomed e-classrooms where the
machine does all the talking and illustrations.
Gone are the days when books and pen were the main tools in a
bag, gone are the days where you had to write notes and maintain a record, gone
are the days where school bag seemed a burden; because now we have tabs instead
of books, online reminders, and records, no more heavy school bag and no more
Online learning and offline learning has its Pros and Cons. Some
are, as stated below:
Online Learning Pros:
- You can learn in your comfort zone: There are no
restrictions concerning the time and place. You can take your class where ever
and whenever you want. This flexible approach attracts many youths and working
professionals who are likely to want to or are interested to learn something
new. e.g Digital marketing courses. Many would want to switch their career and
would want to brush up their skills or start from scratch. Online digital
marketing training or digital marketing courses benefits them in a great way.
- Cost-Effective: Online learning has the perks of shelling
less amount of money for learning than what the offline classrooms demand.
People hence prefer investing in online learning than offline learning.
- Far from commute: Many prefer staying back home and investing
the time spent to travel on learning. The growing traffic and crowd put all of
us down and after commuting miles in the hustle and bustle and hitting a class
in a tiring condition are not preferred at all. Online learning gives the
advantage to stay back home and sit on your sofa and enjoy the training
- Opportunity: It allows you to always keep learning and
exploring a new field of study.
But Online learning also has its cons:
- No Face to Face Interaction: Fewer interaction results in lack
of exchange of ideas, when you are in a crowd, you have people sharing their
experience and ideas which encourages or motivates one to do more than usual.
- Less mentor-ship: In a practical based subject, a mentor would
always guide you in each step which ensures fewer mistakes.
Online learning, though preferred by a significant count of
individuals, there are still many who would love offline classrooms. Offline
classrooms promote the below privileges :
- Encourages Collaborative Learning Collaborative learning increases self-awareness, promotes easy
and effective learning, transforming or shaping individuals to face the world
beyond the four walls of classrooms.
- Improves critical thinking capabilities When in a classroom, you are forced to think more and share your
ideas with your peers. You are always encouraged and engaged in live discussions
where you are exposed to different ideas.
- Develops personality and career-building skills Classroom teaching develops presentation skills, problem
resolving skills and boosts your confidence.
You get moral support from different mentors. However there are
certain cons, such as you have to travel to your training location, the expense
of commute, maintain a physical record of notes.
To conclude based on the pros and cons of online and offline
learning, as both are equally good, it depends on an individual i.e how
motivated is he to learn and grow the midst of any circumstances.
What matters is the will power to learn and excel in one’s life
By - Team BaseCamp Digital
3rd Apr 2020 - 4:00 pm
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