This year has been absolutely crazy and of course something which nobody expected to happen, or at least the majority of us had no idea. he results of the pandemic and the lockdown that followed has been a completely new world, a new normal and the changing face of just about every aspect of our lives. One area which as been hit particularly hard has been education and as soon as schools stopped there was a great deal of concern as to how we could get our kids back into education and continue their studies. Step forth virtual classroom software, a portal which allowed students all over the world the chance to still attend their classes using their home computers. This has been a godsend in many ways and these are the benefits which we have seen.
Whilst this software has not been able to completely replace the classroom something that is for certain is that it has enabled kids to have some level of continuity to what they are doing. As all of us who have taken a summer vacation from school will know, getting back into the swing of things is very difficult indeed, especially if things ended as abruptly as they have done this year. Thanks to this software we have been able to get kids to continue their education.
The expectation that parents would be able to home school their kids simply wasn’t fair and that is why virtual classrooms have given those parents a great deal of relief. Not only are most parents too busy to be able to school their kids at home, most of them just don’t have the tools or the knowledge to deliver a high level of schooling, because of course that is not what they have trained to do. We bet some parents had nightmares with their child asking “Please, mommy, help me to do my statistics homework!”. This online option however was able to give these parents a breath of fresh air and the peace of mind that the pros would be the ones doing the teaching.
We have to remember that were it not for the virtual classroom software, kids would have been bored out of their minds. They may think that playing at home would be better than going to school but that would have lasted less than a couple of days before they would have wanted to go back. If they could have gone out and about then things may have been different but there is no doubt that virtual classrooms have certainly helped to alleviate the boredom that so many kids would have gone through.
It is not just the kids who would have been missing school but also the teachers and being able to teach through this platform has certainly been something which these teachers have enjoyed. Maintaining some level of normal was essential of both students and teachers and that is what this software has allowed.
It won’t replace the traditional classroom but it has certainly made schooling in 2020 possible.