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WHY IS ONLINE LEARNING SO IMPORTANT DURING CORONAVIRUS?

Online learning has become more and more common, whether for comfort, adapting to work hours or just having the freedom to study from anywhere. And now with the coronavirus pandemic, as people are having to stay at home, it has become more important than ever.

The measures put in place by governments and entities to allow workers and students to do their daily tasks from home confirms that it is possible to carry out these activities from anywhere, with just a computer or smartphone.

What makes online learning so interesting?

Online learning has been growing – in the last decade, the number of online courses, degrees, and masters have greatly increased.

Here are some of the positive aspects of online learning:

Technology has changed everything. Learning through videos, voice recognition, automatic corrections, and live exams, are a few examples of the effectiveness of online learning

Ease of monitoring: This is very simple, in a physical class we would have to take notes on everything the teacher tells us, but in online classes, everything is recorded either on video or in writing.

The human factor. When we talk about online learning we are not talking about self-study, although it is very useful. We must always bear in mind that the help of a teacher is the best way to learn

The ability to connect with people around the world.

The democratization of education. One of the advantages of online learning is that it is relatively low cost and gives people who can’t afford to go to physical school access to quality education.

Why learn English online during coronavirus?

The current fight against the coronavirus is something that concerns us all, and therefore it is very important to follow the guidance from WHO to stay at home. But this should not mean that we must stop learning!

StayHome but don’t stop learning. We are #StrongerTogether

Adapted from an article first published on https://englishlive.ef.com/