Benefits of Remote Learning

By: Adia Williams

The transition to remote learning has provided a lot of benefits.  Travel time, adjusted school schedules, safety, and pacing assignments are few examples of benefits of remote learning.  According to DDLS, some students have to travel a pretty far distance to and from school.  Therefore, for students to be able to stay home means they don’t have to wake up as early and won’t be late for school.  Student can do their work from home and be on time to classes.  

Some may argue that sitting in front of a computer or any electronic device for too long isn’t good.  There are concerns about computers and other electronic devices giving off radiation.  However, one difference with remote learning is that some schools cut down the amount of time for remote classes.  Doing so, reduces the amount of time on electronics, which results in less radiation.  Another benefit to remote learning is student safety.  Since Coronavirus continues to spread in the U.S., it is so much safer for students to stay home and continue to learn.  It makes students and parents feel safer.  Parents are happy their children are not missing out on their education and their children aren’t falling behind.

Pacing assignments is another benefit of remote learning for students.  Students can pace their time with assignments so that they are able to get good grades.  In addition, it can help students get a head start on other schoolwork.  Pacing assignments in remote learning can also benefit student’s mental health because it is less stressful.  Remote learning can also help students self-reflect more and work on being a better person.  Students can also learn different skills and develop time management habits.   While remote learning is not ideal for every student, but these are just few different benefits of remote learning.