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    The Impact of Online Classes on Students

    Covid-19 could have major implications for our daily lives. Due to Covid-19's spread throughout the globe like a wildfire, people accepted many changes and took some time to adjust.

    Online learning is rapidly emerging as one of the most effective means to deliver education. The virus had such a strong impact that online education became an apparent part of our globalized world. This resulted in schools being closed down and no more interaction between students, teachers, or administrators. However, most schools and educational establishments shifted to online learning mode quickly. With the distinctive rise in e-learning (where teaching can be done remotely using digital platforms rather than physical classrooms), education has dramatically changed.

    Online classes have been a great help during the lockdown. Although we were all placed under house arrest, our education continues to be accessible. Students cannot be connected to the outside world due to the lockdown. The only solution for the mental well-being of the students has been the move to online classes. Teachers did everything they could to make sure students were learning, and so they made a big leap to create new learning environments for students. It was difficult to prepare so teachers had to modify curriculums, create new lesson plans and plan activities. All this is in order for students to be actively engaged through online learning.

    Online classes have emerged as a major trend in the education industry around the world. Digital learning makes it possible to save and organize files without any physical damage. Students can now access their notes, assignments, and other information with just one click. This mode of learning is easy and fun thanks to advanced technology. The technology-enabled learning method is more effective and engaging. It allows students to interact with subjects they don't normally find interesting or enjoyable. The students could attend classes anywhere on the planet as the content and classes were available online. Students and teachers have found online classes easier thanks to the integration between learning platforms and interactive applications. Additionally, more students can communicate their opinions simultaneously using certain online tools. The online submission has been easier for students because they are notified regularly. It is also easy for teachers to find those students who did not submit their assignments in time. Online learning has enabled students to be independent learners before they venture into the real world. Students were able to use new learning platforms and apps throughout the class. This allowed them to improve their abilities and skills, which accelerated their growth trajectory. Some students respond well to the active learning environment that was created online by their teachers while others need more encouragement.

    Most public and private schools have successfully made the move to online platforms, such as Zoom, Google classrooms, or Microsoft teams. While some still find it daunting, many others are finding it an arduous task. Multifaceted challenges face online learning. Although online learning has been a critical part of the pandemic it also presents many challenges. Students cannot access online classes due to the lack of internet connectivity, laptops, and smartphones. Unfortunately, those less fortunate have been more affected by this. This could lead to a greater class- and the demography-based gap in education access.

    Online learning presents many challenges for students. It is difficult to stay focused on a screen for long periods of time. Additionally, online distractions are common. The online classes have been designed by teachers to be engaging, informative, and interactive. This helps students focus and avoid distractions. Internet connectivity plays an important role in online classes. Despite improvements in internet connectivity over the years, not everyone has access to reliable internet. Inconsistent internet connection has become a top excuse for students to skip some essential requirements such as active visual presence. It is crucial for students to be vigilant. There is a disconnect between the students and the teachers when the cameras are switched off. It has been observed that students often log in to classes and then take their attention to other things. It is believed that students do not give importance to the curriculum because they are not bound by classroom rules. This notebook work could have been done lightly. Online learning is not easy for students to be distracted. Traditional classroom education provides the advantage of face-to-face interactions with peers that are usually moderated and controlled by a teacher. The classroom environment provides children with an opportunity to interact in a social setting, which is especially important for those who are still developing their skills. It assists them in their overall development, as well as in real-life situations.

    Learning does not stop. I believe that it never stopped. In fact, it evolved to survive and thrive. Technology, however, has proved to be the most important enabler. This is an invention that is the result of learning. Learning has led to technology's advancement. Technology has helped with learning. Both parents and teachers can help students get through these difficult times to learn more. Both online learning and offline learning can go hand in hand, and online education will one day be an integral part of the school curriculum. The future of education will be hybrid. Covid saw technology as an integral part and future of academics. Both students, as well as teachers, have found online applications and programs useful in enhancing their skills and knowledge. Online teaching cannot replace traditional classroom teaching. Therefore, traditional teaching will be necessary after the pandemic.

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