Virtual education became a necessity after the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, it is necessary to evaluate the pros and cons of this modality that will be in force for some time.
The United Nations (UN) has warned that the world is facing a “generational catastrophe” due to the closure of schools due to COVID-19. Things will certainly change from now on, including education, which is currently a virtual affair.
Therefore, it is necessary to assess the impact that education will have on future generations due to the pandemic. What will be its consequences for learning? Does it imply a setback?
The problems of virtual education and its impact on learning
So far this year, we have witnessed complaints from a good sector of the population that they do not have the materials to provide their children with an optimal virtual education.
“The other side of the problem is that not all of us can access a virtual education. Some people earn very well while on the other side are those who do not have. On that side, the students don’t learn anything,”experts say.
Does virtual education imply an opportunity or a setback?
To the experts, remote classes mean an opportunity partially as long as the socio-economic conditions are favorable.
For their part, most of them qualify as a positive adaptation from a technological point of view, due to the ease with which students become familiar with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
“The impact will be significant on the technological side. The ease is that students in basic and higher education, being digital natives, it is much easier to get involved with ICT. The impact in that sense is positive”.