What have I earned from this pandemic?
Self-motivation: Online education requires students to assume greater responsibilities, motivating them to develop many skills.
Flexibility: Online education provides those enrolled with flexibility that may increase or decrease depending on the course’s type and nature. It often allows students to tailor their course of study to suit their time and attend lectures and lessons from a place they are comfortable.
Ease of access: Adaptation and access to study materials may sometimes be difficult for some students to join traditional education. Online education allows you to continue studying despite everything, any time, anywhere. Students only need a computer and a good internet connection. Teachers can prepare, modify, and adapt school materials to suit students’ diverse needs.
Time and money saver: Do you know how much money and time you have saved during online education? If you want to look at the positive side you can see how students and teachers do not waste their time moving between where they live and the university campus (or any educational institution). Art students face additional challenges because the studio environment is a huge part of the “art school experience”. This means they will need to prepare their off-site work space, and to connect virtually and frequently with other students or friends. They also do not have to bear any additional expenses related to housing, travel costs, textbooks, and other requirements to complete the traditional learning process. This makes online education a relatively affordable experience.
Providing an enjoyable, new interactive experience: Traditional education may indeed provide a higher rate of interactivity, but it may not necessarily be pleasant. In contrast to the online education process, students with many interactive activities raise their efficiency and improve their performance. Examples include virtual trips to places and sites related to the educational curriculum.
about the author
AMAN ALCHOKR / 25
My life is all about transitions. I was born and raised in Syria, where I studied architecture for two years. In 2014, I moved to the United States, where life was extremely different from before. I had to restart my degree from the beginning, but for some reason, I did not have the strength to study architecture again, which led me to a new path, Communication Design. Studying Communication design was the best decision I have ever made in my life. After all, I learned how to find positivity in every situation, which is the key to everything.