Remote Learning

In a traditional classroom setting, remote learning occurs when the student and the teacher, or knowledge source, are not physically present. Information is transmitted through technology such as discussion boards, video conferencing, and online exams.

Remote learning can be done synchronously, with real-time peer-to-peer coordination and collaboration, or asynchronously, with self-paced learning activities that don’t require the presence of a teacher.

Educators can now teach online in a number of disciplines, subject areas, and places due to remote learning. While remote learning isn’t meant to replace face-to-face instruction, we can all educate online in unique ways to make learning more adaptable for everyone. To support our students, every educator must adapt their style and curriculum in a variety of creative ways and wear numerous hats, including teacher, mentor, and counsellor. 

Remote learning has demonstrated that educators and teachers are at the root of our society, assisting students in overcoming difficulties while still delivering the material to the best of their abilities. Educators and teachers have generally been devalued in society, and having to adjust to remote learning illustrates how crucial and necessary they are in ensuring that students actually study while also being supported.

However, remote learning has limitations because not every student will have access to a computer or a reliable internet connection to access their courses. Remote learning highlights the economic gap, with those from a better socioeconomic family having the ability to succeed and access remote learning versus those from lower socioeconomic households who do not have access to a computer.