Today, the Internet is widely regarded as a major bridge linking the small and big, the possible and impossible, creating extensive possibilities across a wide spectrum. It strategically empowers the small guy to set up a home-based business, charities to fundraise with ease and anyone to access information from anywhere.
In reality, the whole world, on a daily basis, is currently under the spell of the phenomenal growth of the Internet. And one of such areas that Internet has drastically changed forever is EDUCATION – yes, education is now being carried out online and popularly called E-Learning!
However, despite the beautiful advantage of online education, there are raging controversies against it. Which is superior to the other?
Online education is being used by both secondary and tertiary students. Due to the fact that secondary students still require adult guidance, e Learning is not yet as deep at this level as it is for tertiary level.
E-learning has changed the lives of students worldwide and it’s proven that the majority of secondary students are presently hob-knobbing between classrooms and sitting in front of computers, undergoing intense lectures and prep-work with great successes.
It should also be noted that online education is making it possible for rural-based schools to favorably compete with schools in urban centers. It also allows rural schools to improve academic curriculum to meet international standards. On a general scale, the worry of overcrowded classrooms has become a thing of the past. How? Because a well-laid e-learning program can admit hundreds of students from many countries to access the same course at the same time.
Can online classes ever replace physical classrooms?
From what has been said so far, it is clear that supplanting online education to physical classrooms cannot be possible. Just as Internet can’t supplant our cultural ways of life, but it is meant to add more benefits and opportunities to our lives. Online education has successfully helped the growth of basic classroom education and it is presently widening inherent opportunities of education.