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In recent years, online education has become increasingly popular, with many students preferring virtual classrooms over traditional ones. Although online education offers many advantages such as flexibility and convenience, it also has its drawbacks.

The main drawback is the lack of face-to-face interaction between students and teachers.

In a traditional classroom, students have the opportunity to interact with their teachers and classmates every day. They can ask questions, participate in discussions, and receive immediate feedback on their work. This type of interaction is crucial for students’ academic, emotional, and social development. It helps them build relationships, develop critical thinking skills, and learn how to communicate effectively.

In comparison, online education simply lacks such interaction. Students can communicate with their teachers and peers through email or online forums, but it’s not the same as face-to-face interaction. They may not receive immediate feedback on their work and may not have the opportunity to ask questions or participate in real-time discussions. This can lead to feelings of isolation and detachment, which can have a negative impact on their academic performance.

Furthermore, the lack of face-to-face interaction in online education can hinder students’ social development. In a traditional classroom, students have the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of peers from different backgrounds and cultures. They can learn from each other and develop empathy and understanding towards others. In comparison, online education often lacks this diversity, which can limit students’ exposure to different perspectives and experiences.

Another drawback of online education is the lack of accountability. In a traditional classroom, teachers can monitor students’ progress and ensure that they meet academic standards. In comparison, online education often relies on self-motivation and self-discipline. And we all know how challenging those can be. Students may not receive the same support and guidance as in a traditional classroom, which can lead to a lack of responsibility and decreased success in achieving their goals and tasks.

From elementary technical issues, lack of motivation and feelings of isolation to staying focused – all of these are challenges for teachers and students. At Sofia_Math, we use online learning only for individual work with students who are absent for an extended period of time. Our optimal approach is working in small groups, up to 6 children, combining individual attention with the social benefits of direct interaction with students.