As far as disadvantages are concerned the following points may be considered.
- Students were not habitual of online classes, therefore many students could not adjust themselves.
- Students find themselves comfortable in the classroom so it did not benefit them fully.
- Mostly teachers were also not trained for online study so they could not teach students efficiently.
- In rural areas poor network created a problem for students.
- Students were not able to focus on the screen for several hours continuously.
- Students learn better in a group than they do in the classroom. Individually they could not learn up to the mark.
- Small children could not understand fully what was taught to them. If parents were not educated they could not help their children.
- Sitting before screens continuously made them feel body pain especially in the back.
Parents should also give proper time to their children and see how serious they are when they are in a class online. They should see how they are answering their online examination. These things may make the student more attentive towards learning.
In many poor families, the students will not have a smartphone so that they can get online teaching. This issue is very high in rural areas. Many students in villages are not able to follow classes as they have no phone.
We have many issues which are to be addressed to make this online teaching effective. I think actions are initiated and will be better in the coming days.
Basically, we are all accustomed to classroom teaching. So we can accustom to the new trend so fast and so easily. It will take a few more months for all to get accustomed to this method.
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