This year has seen the closures of schools and universities in the wake of the pandemic and the consequential lockdown. During this time it was a great risk to many students that their education was going to be interrupted which would of course had caused great impacts and long lasting ramifications. This has been alleviated in some sense however through the use of virtual classroom software, which has been used great effect to support many with their learning.
This has benefitted students in so many ways and these are just some of the positive impacts which the software has brought about.
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Continuity of Education
To say that the education on offer via a virtual classroom is the same as that on offer by a traditional university would be wrong, the two are in fact very different in terms of the standards. What this has done for students however is to ensure that there has been continuity in their learning. If they had taken time off and then gone back to the work it would have been very difficult. This is why schools and universities end topics at the end of term, because they know that students take a little bit longer to get into the groove when they get back.
Focus on the Day
Let’s be honest, lockdown was going to very soon get boring for younger students and that could have meant that many would have faced some level of mental wellbeing issues. What virtual classroom software has brought for these boys and girls is something to focus on, something which they could have in their mind to do each day and some work to keep them busy.
On the topic of mental wellbeing we have also seen a great number of people struggling because they lack the social side of things, missing seeing friends family and colleagues is very tough of course. What virtual classroom software has been able to deliver is a portal through which students can at the very least still see and communicate with their friends under the same roof. Again there is little doubt that this is able to take the place of actual social engagement, but at the very least it has been able to offer something to students that has kept them in better mental shape.
Whilst there have been a great deal of benefits for students it would be remiss of us not to mention the fact that teachers too have found this to be highly beneficial and that they have been able to continue working and spending time with their students despite the fact that they have been locked down. This is something which has been so important for these men and women as they do love to teach and they have found this software to be absolutely vital to their ability to do just that.
Great software which has made a real difference to so many in education.