Online learning can allow for a depth of learning. For example, if a student is driven enough and given the right starting point, they could read and follow links for hours, diving into a much deeper and richer connection to the learning material than even the fullest one-hour physical class could provide. The key is to find the right places online that you know will provide students with informative, educational content that you can trust.
Online learning can also be tricky, especially if you’ve taught in a classroom for most of your career. Not only is online learning very different from classroom learning, but teachers are sometimes expected to change between the two effortlessly. One of the strengths of online learning is also its weakness: students have unlimited access to the internet. It’s particularly difficult for students who are enrolled in work placement or co-op programs. It’s tricky to make a class online when the whole purpose of the class in the first place was to take a student out of the classroom and put them in a real-world work placement.
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