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For online schools Against online schools
Debate Score:12
Arguments:12
Total Votes:18
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Online Schools Good or Bad?

Going to school during an epidemic sounds bad, but there are lots of advantages like a better education, mental health, and human interaction. There are also disadvantages to going to school during these times like risk of getting sick. 

For online schools

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Against online schools

Side Score: 6
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Location flexibility. With online schools across the world, students can now take classes from a different state or country without leaving the comfort of their own home. This also increases diversity among students, as classes may be composed of people with different backgrounds from around the world.

Side: For online schools
1 point

24/7 access to course material. In the traditional college setting, students must rely on their notes in order to remember class lectures. With online school, written lectures are available throughout the course of the semester, so going back to review course material is always an option.

Side: For online schools
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I am absolutely for it! People like to learn during different time of the day. More so, some students work alongside studying so they may be able to learn at night. Access to the course material online and 24hrs a day is a must. Very good point Carlos!

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Side: For online schools
1 point

I think it's good. Young people get a chance to make new things online, not only communicate with friends or play games. They learn how to use different tools, they become more familiar with software possibilities, etc. It will be very useful in the future when they will be deciding about the next steps in their education and career. If they have a good IT background, it will be much easier for them. They will start a website design or coding career, or maybe they will be into graphics design - they will have so many options.

Side: For online schools

Online schooling can be a good supplement, but a poor replacement for the classroom. It can complement in-class learning but having a teacher and fellow students with the same interests to work with is superior to at-home studies.

Side: For online schools

I am a teacher, and my colleagues and I agree that online school is absolutely terrible. Teaching has so many more factors than just a teacher talking. Teaching (and more importantly; learning) happens mostly through social interactions with people, thereamongst classmates and teachers. It happens through dialogue, and it happens through student's active (as opposed to passive) engagement in activities. None of these work very well in a virtual setting, maybe the technology will evolve to improve these things, but as of now I would say that an online classes teaching outcome is so low, that you might as well not bother having it. The students are better off just being handed the material, and dealing with it themselves.

That said, Im not saying you should open back schools - I do understand it is a health risk. But Im still against the online classes, they are a complete and utter waste of time and ressources.

Side: Against online schools
BurritoLunch(6607) Clarified
1 point

None of these work very well in a virtual setting, maybe the technology will evolve to improve these things, but as of now I would say that an online classes teaching outcome is so low, that you might as well not bother having it. The students are better off just being handed the material, and dealing with it themselves.

That said, Im not saying you should open back schools - I do understand it is a health risk. But Im still against the online classes, they are a complete and utter waste of time and ressources.

I agree with you that physically attending school is much more beneficial than online learning, but I think you'd be surprised at how effective online learning can be if done right.

I haven't looked at any studies on it or anything, but I'm speaking from personal experience. About a decade or so ago I was feeling bored and decided to do some free online modules with the Open University. They are degree level modules (the OU also provides online modules for masters and PhD study) but are specifically written for non-native English speakers, so I remember they were remarkably easy to understand. Besides that, they were structured almost perfectly in terms of how much new material was presented at any one time.

I suspect any national online program wouldn't hold the same standards, but I wanted to mention it because I too was pleasantly surprised at the time with how easy to learn the material was.

Side: For online schools
Miocene(707) Disputed
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@ Nom;- Did you think it strange when your slut mother sent you to school on lines, railway lines?

That was a cracker.

MAN,MAN OH MAN.

Side: For online schools
shoutoutloud(4302) Clarified
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Well. You and I are talking about two VERY different things. Teaching adults and teaching children. Those two are simply incomparable. Children need the relationship with the teacher, the pats on the back, the high fives and other types of physical acknowledgments. The relationship with the teacher is especially important for children under 10 years of age, and after that they slowly move their obsession of pleasing the teacher to obsessing over pleasing their classmates and friends. So this is especially true for younger children, and less so for older children, teens and adults.

Alternatively, you could argue that younger children get to go back to school, and maybe keep the students age ... let's say 12 and up at home.

That might be a sensible compromise, however I am not a virologist, so ... I have absolutely no idea how this would affect the pandemic.

Side: For online schools
1 point

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Side: Against online schools
0 points

Limited interaction with instructor. Online professors usually have a limited role in teaching, as they primarily guide students through the pre-written or pre-recorded course material, rather than teach it. The majority of the interaction with professors comes from class discussions and feedback on assignments. Some students who thrive in one-on-one interaction with their professors, may have trouble with this format of schooling.

Side: Against online schools
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Social interaction. One of the benefits of attending courses in a traditional bricks-and-mortar school is the peer-to-peer interaction. Although most online courses do have a discussion area where students are required to talk about specific questions pertaining to that week’s lesson, this is done primarily through writing, making it more difficult to form lasting bonds.

Side: Against online schools