Private and public schools are now conducting online classes amid a global health crisis.
While it’s understandable that the education sector must move forward amid the pandemic, for a student, it may not be worth their time, effort, and money to enroll and study this school year. These past few months of online classes reflect some setbacks.
Credits for subjects can be too short
Some schools set up curriculums and schedules wherein students would be required to participate in subjects in a shorter time.
For example, you have a literature class that only goes on for a month before moving to philosophy.
Teachers or professors had to trim their teaching materials to meet the period quota, making students felt rushed rather than learning like they’re used to.
While this is a way to adjust to the pandemic and ensure that education requirements are met by students, it is unpleasant for their parents who have paid for such a quality of education. They will realize that their children don’t seem to be learning as much as they have to.
Overwhelming school works in tight deadlines
Students have been venting this off on social media, and I think there is a shred of truth about these complaints.
Considering that some schools provide lenient schedules for their students to get used to quickly, teachers and professors would presume that students have a lot of time on their plate and therefore sends them a bunch of assignments that should be completed a day after.
What should be a learning process now becomes menial chores to check off that many students felt overwhelmed and stressed.
Some professors are understanding but some are not, too. Students who have the latter, unfortunately, have to deal with them for the entire school year.
Taking exams online is more pressuring than before
As teachers are limited to monitoring their students during exams, setting up a timer would discourage Googling for answers given the limited time.
But there are other factors to consider, such as the state of connectivity this country has at the moment. Students may feel pressured to take exams if the given limited period is too short, and therefore perform poorly and feel bad for themselves afterward.
In summary, for many students, online classes may feel like more of a task for them to cross out than learning per se.
This scenario does not apply to all institutions and many students are enjoying their classes online as well.
But you might as well think carefully if it’s worth it or not. If you want to be a forensic scientist, but all you’ve been learning so far are concepts behind the screen, you wouldn’t learn much in forensic science, do you?