Impact of Digital Learning vs. F2F

Staff Writer: Katelyn Frasure

Covid-19 has made a tremendous impact on student’s lifestyles in WHS and all over the United States. Due to the spread of Covid-19, students have been required to switch to digital base learning for two weeks.

Online school and face-to-face learning has many differences. In online school, students have to attend class through a computer screen everyday except Wednesdays. Students have three to four zoom calls that last up to 55 minutes too. However, in F2F learning students participate in class by attending the school campus. Normally, students end school at 3:15 but, in online school they end at 12:15. As well as, in F2F learning it is way easier to ask for guidance from their teachers or even a simple question because they’re in the school building.

In online school, students are required to ask questions through email or on the zoom calls they attend. Another challenge some students face through online school is having really bad connection at home. Students have experienced several technical difficulties through this new way of learning. 

Some student’s prefer online school because they can get their work done faster and have time for personal activities they are involved in. A student that attends Woodstock High School, named Abby Frasure, is one of those students that would rather attend online school. She likes ending school at 12:15 instead of 3:15 because it gives her more free time after school. Also she stated that,”  When I’m in school, I get home way later which gives me less time to do any of my personal activities “. 

However, most students prefer face-to-face learning. Students are not used to managing there time and being responsible for attending zoom calls. Digital base learning is very draining for students because they are forced to be in front of a computer for hours on end. Additionally, students have to set boundaries for themselves when there in a zoom call so they don’t get distracted. I-phones and video games are huge distractions for students when attending class online.

A student from Woodstock high school, named Elizabeth Baker, believes that online school has completely changed her lifestyle too. She stated that,” It can be very challenging to put her full attention towards the computer when she’s at home ”.  She also used to be able to see her friends at school but now can’t since online school is at home. The educational system has completely changed during these past two weeks. Overall, digital base learning has made a huge impact towards the student’s lives. 

 
Photo Credit: Except More Arizona,  https://www.expectmorearizona.org/blog/2020/07/09/virtual-learning-home-school-hybrid-learning-whats-the-difference/
 
Covid-19 has forced students to attend class through the screens. 
 
Photo Credit: Jeff Deminski, New Jersey 101.5, https://nj1015.com/top-10-reasons-students-wearing-masks-in-schools-wont-work-opinion/
 
Covid-19 has changed the norm. 

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