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Difference between Online Class and in Campus Class
Education is the process that our mind develops through formal learning at school, college, or university. These days we have two ways to achieve education, the very common and first one is campus education, and another is online education.
Online education is known as distance learning where we can learn from online resources or a learner can learn from his/ her teacher over video chat/call. This method has risen in popularity over the last two decades.
Khan Academy is the most popular and pioneer platform for online education in the world. In Bangladesh, 10 Minute School, BDclass.com, and Sangsad TV are examples of online education.
In Bangladesh, our full education system setting is based on on-campus classes. So, before the covid-19 pandemic, students were not used to online classes. There are many differences between online classes and campus classes.
An online class is conducted over the internet participating both learners and teachers. Here teachers and students join in a live meeting platform and arrange an online-based class. They can communicate, ask questions, share experience and knowledge. Without that, an online class can be arranged through a learning management system where teachers share learning materials and students can ask questions about their problems. Then teachers can solve their problems.
On the other hand, the traditional on-campus classroom experience is different. Here the teacher and students attend in a classroom physically. They both meet face to face. This education setting is very common and most students are used to it.
There are reasons why on-campus classes remain popular. When we meet face to face with people and hear their stories and insights in person, It is easier to develop relationships and build community. This is the main pro of on-campus classes. In a traditional classroom setup, we have greater opportunities to have an in-person conversation with a teacher or classmate. It helps us to better understand something we have learned or been wondering about. We can also learn many things out of books here. But it has some cons too! In-campus classes enforce more structure.
On the other hand, the online classroom offers a range of benefits to succeed in pursuing your goals with a degree. Students can easily participate in the class without killing valuable time. Another benefit of being a part of an online classroom is the opportunity to meet and learn from students who may not live in the same area as you. At the same time, online classes have some demerits too. In online classes, computers or mobile may affect our eyesight but there are no such types of traditional classes. The network problem of our country creates the main cons of it. Many poor students can’t buy internet packs because of their poverty.
During the covid-19 pandemic, my experience with distance learning was not very great. For example, I get distracted very easily and find it hard to pay attention in class, especially when it comes to school. In a classroom I was able to give my full attention to what was being taught, I was all there. At the same time, I failed to manage enough money to buy an internet pack. However, when we heard about the online classes, I could not focus and listen to what my teachers were trying to get across.
Covid-19 creates a hard time for us.it has made a serious adverse impact on our education. Online learning is convenient and has fewer basic requirements compared with traditional learning. It also allows students who would have ordinarily not gone back to school to access an education. However, online students do not benefit from close interaction with their peers and instructors as do their regular counterparts. Also, regular students can engage their instructors more easily and relatively faster in case they want to have certain sections of the course explained, unlike online students.