EDUCATIONAL INTERVIEW: MIGRATING FROM FACE TO FACE, TO ONLINE TEACHING ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENTS.

The face to face learning is the traditional system of learning in all universities worldwide and an effective method of imparting knowledge, skills and values into students over the years.

Due to the emergence of the deadly coronavirus pandemic which has brought a change in our normal way of living, universities and colleges have to migrate to online, to undertake their teaching and learning activities in order to reduce the spread of the disease taking a toll on the lives of humanity and wiping away innocent souls all over the globe.

The online classes can help students to learn things visually, and because of this, they can easily remember the things that they have learnt. It means through online classes, students learn in more effective ways. Online classes are more beneficial than traditional education in some manner.

Migrating from face to face academic activities to online is a required initiative which has to be followed in order to keep students safe and their lives in good shape. In as much as the online form of learning contributes to students’ academic welfare, it also breeds and comes along with some challenges.

On my in-depth research on the migration of the traditional education system to the online education, I chanced on Joshua Ansah, a student from the Ghana Institute Of Journalism. He narrated how unbearable is it that most of h don’t make use of the technology we have around us. Watch full video here.

https://youtu.be/6i9sbAqqIRQ

Some challenges where students find it very difficult to join the online learning to due to inadequate data, those who have in excess too, the internet connection is either not strong or love in their area. For some students, the gadgets (phones, iPads, laptops) for the online learning is not even accessible to even talk of buying data and getting a strong connection of internet.

The novel coronavirus hit the world in a destructive way which caused havoc to everyone, especially to Ghanaians. To us (Ghanaians) this online learning was quite new to us, we were doing one or two online things, but not as the online learning, so it really came as a blow to us.

Well, for some, the pandemic has come to stay and stay for good. So therefore, all humilities, especially Ghanaians had to adjust themselves to the online class, and the following will tell you why.

5 Reasons Why Online Learning is the Future of Education in 2022.

The concept of traditional education has changed radically within the last couple of years. Being physically present in a classroom isn’t the only learning option anymore — not with the rise of the internet and new technologies, at least. Nowadays, you have access to a quality education whenever and wherever you want, as long as you can get online. We are now entering a new era — the revolution of online education.

1. It’s flexible.

Online education enables the teacher and the student to set their own learning pace, and there’s the added flexibility of setting a schedule that fits everyone’s agenda. As a result, using an online educational platform allows for a better balance of work and studies, so there’s no need to give anything up. Studying online teaches you vital time management skills, which makes finding a good work-study balance easier. Having a common agenda between the student and teacher can also prompt both parties to accept new responsibilities and have more autonomy.

2. It offers a wide selection of programs.

In a space as vast and wide as the internet, there are infinite skills and subjects to teach and learn. A growing number of universities and higher education schools are offering online versions of their programs for various levels and disciplines. From music composition to quantum physics, there are options for every type of student. Studying your program online is also a great option for getting an official certificate, diploma, or degree without physically setting foot on a university campus.

3. It’s accessible.

Online education enables you to study or teach from anywhere in the world. This means there’s no need to commute from one place to another, or follow a rigid schedule. On top of that, not only do you save time, but you also save money, which can be spent on other priorities. The virtual classroom is also available anywhere there’s an internet connection, and a good way to take advantage of this is to travel. For example, if you’re studying abroad and want to get a job, online education is a great choice. There’s no reason to give up on working or studying while exploring new and exotic places.

4. It allows for a customized learning experience.

We’ve mentioned before how flexibility can help you to set your own study pace. But online education is also flexible for each student’s individual requirements and level of ability.

Online classes tend to be smaller than conventional class size. Most of the time, online learning platforms only allow one student at a time, and in almost all cases, this allows for greater interaction and more feedback between you and your tutor.

5. It’s more cost-effective than traditional education.

Unlike in-person education methods, online education tends to be more affordable. There’s also often a wide range of payment options that let you pay in installments or per class. This allows for better budget management. Many of you may also be subject to discounts or scholarships, so the price is rarely high. You can also save money from the commute and class materials, which are often available for free. In other words, the monetary investment is less, but the results can be better than other options.

The 5 facts from education.com

Lecturers and students have been levelling up some complaints about network hitches during class sessions and data problems, among others.
Students no longer take their academics seriously because; their end of semester exams are held online and with this mode of events, students use foul and other fraudulent means to pass their exams and other conducted tests.

The face to face learning system broadly centers on interaction because, students have the chance of meeting with their lecturers, asking them bothering questions and making class a lively one. It also helps strengthen the relationships students have with their lecturers.

When we are relieved off this deadly disease, then I think the traditional system (face to face) is what we ought to stick to so that we can build a good and prosperous educational system for our dear country, although not totally wiping out online classes.

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