The COVID-19 Schooling Dilemma

Is online school effective? Is a hybrid school better than all online or all in school? Is online school easier? These are just some of the questions that have probably gone through your head when thinking about online school, and many other people have asked the same thing. 

There are many pros and cons of online schooling and there are many debates about which is better.  Some things that are good about online school is the fact that it can limit the spread of COVID-19. With less contact with others, the spread can be mitigated.

 Another pro of online schooling is you can stay home. Being home is normally more comfortable than being in school. Also, after you’re done with online schooling for the day you can do what you want. While you’re at home you can eat whenever you want and you don’t have to wear a mask while you are home.

Some cons of online schooling are that you don’t get to see your friends as often. Not being around other people can be hard sometimes. Some tend to be stressed when not being able to leave or see people other than your family. Another con of online schooling is technology issues, if someone is having technical issues it could prevent them from attending online schooling for the day or until it gets fixed.  

I interviewed four people about what schooling they preferred. Out of the four people I asked two people preferred in school and two people preferred online schooling. Jordan Vick 21′ who goes to in-person schooling said he would rather do online schooling but is happy to be doing it in person. “I personally prefer face to face schooling rather than online because some have an easier time learning in front of an instructor in a proper class, like myself. I feel like if I did online schooling, I wouldn’t have the motivation to do it.”

In general, there are a lot of pros and cons of online schooling and debate on whether it is effective or not.