Therefore, below, we will explore the biggest challenges facing online education today, the lack of motivation in students. Lack of EdTech and online learning options for students' special needs. The problem of distraction in online classes is not typical of remote learning. In offline classes, distraction is less, since fear of punishment, if caught by the teacher, dominates the student's mind.
It allows them to be alert throughout the class. In the online class, the student doesn't have that element of fear working in their mind. In addition, the informal home atmosphere and irregularity with class schedules increase the level of distraction. Common problems encountered during online classes.
The Covid-19 pandemic and the prolonged lockdown caused by it have made working and studying from home the new normal. Although the concept of online learning existed even during the pre-pandemic era, the phenomenon has certainly reached a completely different level and intensity in these difficult times. Another related obstacle is the verification of evaluations. Even if students upload their answer sheets online and if the teacher in question teaches in five different sections, they would have to evaluate more than 50 students.
And it's particularly difficult to upload or download so many answer sheets. Last but possibly the most important challenges associated with online learning are monotony and boredom induced by increased screen exposure, as well as the modus operandi of sitting in a restricted place for extended hours. An online class eliminates the human connection provided by an in-person and in-house teaching environment. An online instructor cannot measure the mood, participation, and level of participation of their students the way they do in a traditional lecture-based classroom.
An educator's ability to adapt the material and presentation of their course according to their students' reactions is the basis of an enriching learning experience. This is lost in an online classroom environment. Research has shown that successful “time management” is associated with higher academic performance and lower levels of anxiety in students. Unfortunately, the same research also found that “many students find it difficult to find a balance between their studies and their daily lives and, what is worse, that ineffective time management was associated with outcomes such as “poor sleep patterns” and “higher levels of stress”.
Effective time management can be especially difficult in a distance learning environment, where students are challenged to keep pace without the support of friends and colleagues who would help them stay focused in class. Even though online classes are cheaper to offer and can reach a more geographically diverse student community than traditional classes, there are problems with online courses that cripple their success. The sudden shift to online classes and online learning has caused anxiety and raised questions among students about their academic future. Public speaking is a class that is paralyzed if offered in the form of an online class because it depends on external interaction that is impossible for an online class to replicate.