Know the Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Learning – The outbreak of the corona virus has increased in number in Indonesia, forcing people to work from home. One of them is teaching and learning activities, it has been almost a month that all teaching and learning activities at school or on campus have been removed, replaced by online learning at home using a cellphone or laptop. Nowadays technology is very helpful in every human movement. The indulgence in the internet world also makes life easier and without distance. Likewise with human activities not far from things that smell online.
This way of learning online/online can be said to be a new way of learning in the world of Indonesian education, which has never been done before. Of course, as something new, there must be advantages / advantages and disadvantages / disadvantages that are felt with an online learning system like this.
The advantages of online learning
Ease of access
The biggest problem in urban areas is access to transportation, of course getting to a place requires its own effort, even more so to take additional learning such as courses. But by learning online, we don’t have to deal with traffic jams, besides that for those who are far from urban areas, they can study more without having to go far to the city to take online classes.
Shorter study time
By easily accessing learning materials or following face-to-face videos, students have a faster time to study, especially when studying only at home, so they don’t have to spend a lot of time going to campus or school as usual. In addition, the students no longer need to wait for the teacher who sometimes comes “deeply” so that it takes a lot of time to be wasted.
Indonesian education is more advanced
With a learning system like this, at least Indonesian education is more advanced, although a little. One of the advancements is that Indonesian education has been able to take advantage of existing technology and how to learn education in Indonesia is more varied with online learning.
Students can develop themselves
Online learning that does not take much time can allow students to develop themselves in other things, such as reading, writing or drawing. That way, students don’t just study, or seek knowledge, but can develop their talents and potential.
When there is an offline Writing class in Tangerang, it is guaranteed to be able to and be taught to write a FREE book. You are only asked to come to Tangerang alone, do you want to? Class is only a month. You happen to be at the end of Sumatra. Still thinking about the cost? Imagine the many sacrifices made leaving the mother in the village, the wife at home and not seeing the faces of the children. Can you imagine the price you have to pay? Taking a gojek, the plane even has to eat at the warteg to fulfill the stomach’s call. With online you can be alone with your partner while reading writing skills, watching the children do their homework, visiting the mother who is boiling cassava in the stove. All this closeness will not exist if you want to study offline. Learning online is what makes you smart, grateful for knowledge as well as new acquaintances and being able to be with family.
Save time on round trips
Same as above. I’ve been from Bekasi (again at my husband’s house in Bekasi) to Bogor for a book review event at the Bookfair event, I can imagine being tired for 2 hours on a bus with traffic jams. Then there was a writer’s Gathering event at the BIP location in Jakarta from Bogor station (again coincidentally in Bogor) had to pass through dozens of stations and one transit station, still two hours of travel and return, it took 4 hours on the road. Imagine if you were at home you could already have dozens of sheets for typing. Plus I always bring the kids. if there is an online meeting for mothers with toddlers like me, it is very helpful. Those who are still interested in learning but don’t have the time, online can also be a solution.
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Disadvantages of Online Learning
Lots of Tasks Pile Up
Not all of them can live peacefully at home, because they are required to do various tasks given by the teachers.
Even time at home is spent by them doing various tasks given by so many teachers. The aim of the teachers by giving this task is that their students still get grades and learning materials in accordance with the existing curriculum.
Sucking a Lot of Internet Quota
Usually, this internet package has an active period of 1 month, where the quota given varies, ranging from moderate to abundant depending on the price. If they usually buy a standard internet quota once a month.
So with this online learning system, they can buy repeatedly, or choose a data quota with a larger capacity. This reminds us of the great role of the internet in means of communication.
Likewise for those who use Wifi, because usually the predetermined internet limit experiences excessive usage, not to mention sometimes the Wifi has problems caused by the service provider or the cable is disconnected, of course this is a pretty serious problem.
Lesson Materials Difficult to Understand
This online learning system needs to be recognized as very time-saving, but this one learning system is not necessarily effective in receiving material by students. Many complain, if the way to learn online lately is only in the form of giving assignments that pile up.
And of course related to this condition apparently makes the students become more stressed at home. When this happens, maybe this therapeutic communication technique can help you overcome it.
In addition, conditions that are not always conducive can be a challenge for students, because they will certainly find it difficult to be able to capture the lessons given by the teacher later.
Difficulty in Opinion
If in direct learning conditions, when students have difficulty in capturing the material given by the teacher or there are differences of opinion, then it is easier for them to discuss it directly so that later the material presented can be understood.
However, such things will be difficult to do in an online learning system. Because by using this learning method, if one person is talking, and the other is talking too, then with limited media, it will be quite difficult for the teacher or teacher to control the situation.
In other words, the voices in the video of the meeting will overlap each other and only cause noise later. Indeed, there are several benefits of such online communication, but there are also many disadvantages if not controlled properly.
Internet Access Difficulty
Not only that, of course there are some of them who have bad internet connections, so it will be difficult to listen to the overlapping voices, of course this condition is not desired by students and teachers.
The online learning activities that have recently been initiated by the government have been quite successful, although there have been a lot of complaints from students and teachers, but this learning system is quite effective in the midst of a pandemic like this.
Those are the various advantages and disadvantages of online learning that you can know well, so you can consider also looking for ways to minimize the shortcomings. In addition, also know the application of online communication that often occurs.
Lack of interaction
Interaction is an action that must be carried out by everyone, with interaction in the learning media it will make students and teachers able to produce maximum results because there will be supervision and question and answer interactions.
However, the online learning system will reduce the interaction between students and teachers so that on the other hand it will reduce the learning rate, as well as the lack of teacher control over their students, as a result, if the student does not have high learning motivation, he will fail miserably.
This tendency to lack of interaction will have a bad impact in the future, moreover they are still at an early age, who need a lot of forging the meaning of social life.