Since the start of the pandemic, most students have experienced some level of online schooling. Whether students attended fully remote classes or some sort of hybrid model, most schools had to adopt new methods of teaching in a new online format. Many parents and teachers worried that online school would be less effective in teaching students, but many students actually prefer online schooling and test scores are showing that online learning may actually be more beneficial than traditional face-to-face schools. Overall, online students perform better than face-to-face students, but why? Students and their families note that virtual schools offer greater flexibility and are overall more time effective. With students able to learn on their own schedule and classes taking overall less time, there is a higher chance for students to stay focused and choose what times of day would work best for them to learn. This can teach students how to keep their own schedules as well as give them a higher sense of responsibility which can be beneficial in later years.
Students also report less bullying occurring in online schools with only 16% stating they had an encounter with bullying compared to 22% of in-person students. Less bullying means students are more inclined to attend their classes and feel overall more confident in themselves and their abilities.
Online schooling has proven to be more desirable for students and their performance is proving that virtual schooling can be beneficial. With students developing necessary skills for later in their lives and having an overall more enjoyable experience in school, virtual schools are proving to be the future of education.
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