Online learning may have much negative effects beside the generally known positive ones – this turned out from a survey conducted by the well known Central European educational site, Doksi.net. It revealed that learning from home goes hand in hand with outstanding exam grades, enormous learning loss, extreme low motivational level and the overall picture could even be more more depressing.
Doksi.net compiled a study among the participants of public education to assess the kinds of outcomes and effects of online learning having on learners’ and teachers’ life.
You easily admit that sustainability can be a threatening issue in the long run assuming that there will not be any significant progress in online learning. Doksi.net asked the participants about what they prefer, let’s see the answers below.
Distress, loneliness, aggression and conflict-resolution problems
Generation Z or zoomers (born between 2000 and 2010) and Generation Alpha (born after 2010) are prone to have intense emotions. In all generations, these students are shaped and connected by the same life events, trends and processes such as surfing on the web and online learning. On the other hand, they are more like create – and not just consume – online content.
A mother said:
Online learning means so much fun for undergraduate and high school students. There was no need to be at school, they could fiddle about all the time, chilling around on social media, and they did their homework in groups or just had it done by their oldies. The parents confronted with their children’s intellectual ability, lack of drive and enthusiasm – no matter how institutions boosted their grades. There was no need to pass a language exam to graduate, all they needed to pass online final exams. Educational institutions produced only useless grads these times.
One of the teachers summarized his experiences this way:
„…I hate online teaching like hell. If you are presenting for a lot of students, or just a few dozen of them, interactivity is almost impossible. You won’t see the faces, no response from the audience, the teacher’s suggestivenessis zero. I don’t „feel” people are listening. Online exams, especially written ones are just ridiculous.”
The quality of online learning is not affected by digitalization
There is no doubt that digitalization emerged as a must for public education and the private sector, boosting interrelation of them. The efficiency of teaching and educational platforms is significantly improved even so the expression of learning loss is getting more popular nowadays in public education. Some international surveys emphasize that the quality of online learning is much more dependent on the participants’ commitment than the availability of digital resources or infrastructure.