Teaching and learning online is becoming more and more common. One concern for students under 18 is the missing social education component from a tradition classroom. However, in the article How Can Teachers Increase Social Learning While Teaching Online, Jacqui Murray argues,
“Traditional classrooms were a conduit for social learning where students could sit together and collaborate on projects, group assignments, or make use of peer-to-peer learning opportunities. However, in the current educational environments where technology is used to enhance learning outcomes, educators have consciously allowed for and are making use of technology to facilitate learning online.”
To read more about how social learning can happen in an online class, read more from Jacqui here.
Do you feel students can get the same socialization from a virtual class as an actual class? I’d love to hear your thoughts!