Online learning

School work to be put online for high school pupils, colleges and universities.

Why the contribution is important

To prevent the spread of coronavirus

by J3nna89 on October 05, 2020 at 06:29PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 3.1
Based on: 20 votes


  • Posted by Missplus October 05, 2020 at 18:38

    I work in a primary school and our uptake was extremely poor despite the best efforts of the school-we loaned Chromebooks (all returned this term) but they weren’t used to access the lessons.
  • Posted by Laura87 October 05, 2020 at 18:40

    Yes I agree with this, for primary too.
  • Posted by MhairiH October 05, 2020 at 18:54

    Online learning was a farce , no teaching just packs posted and submissions required within a set timescale . No help , no verbal contact with teachers. . In the period of lockdown my S3 daughter had 30 min contact with a teacher in a teaching capacity as local council didn’t encourage/ want any . Mean while other areas did very well . Vulnerable children need school as a safe place , somewhere they get a hot meal and often don’t have Wi-fi / technology to learn online . This was our schools excuse to not do online teaching as not all could access so they went with the easy option and taught very little properly but meant all were equal .
  • Posted by LAS October 05, 2020 at 20:16

    No way. School/Higher Education is more than just being fed information and facts. The young people of the pandemic will have horrendous social skills in the future as a result. I’ve witnessed it on campus. The students barely talk other than through social media and messaging, they’ve such poor conversation skills anyway. Maybe this was a trend prior to COVID but it’s certainly not helped. They join in online lectures in mute and without video so they are anonymous to all their peers. I agree with blended learning where appropriate but completely online is not going to benefit young people in the future at all.
  • Posted by Footiemum October 05, 2020 at 20:48

    Online learning is not appropriate for children. It requires a lot of self motivation and a skilled, qualified teacher. Online learning would be catastrophic for Scottish education and would impact Scotland's future as the doctors, engineers, innovators etc of the future simply won't exist.
  • Posted by Blubber October 05, 2020 at 22:19

    Online learning might be a challenge but for Higher Education it actually leads to higher student engagement than in person teaching if done right. This was my observation today and matches with the students experience!
  • Posted by lauz84 October 06, 2020 at 00:21

    No! Children need to be in school! online will fail many kids - brighter kids will be held back and those already struggling may not reach the ‘borderline’
  • Posted by DrSaraParvis October 06, 2020 at 21:17

    Universities are communities of learning- they work much better when the learning is done in groups. Online self-directed learning is fine if that is what people choose, but many learn much better face to face, and if there is proper social distancing, ventilation and cleaning of rooms and the wearing of face coverings, face to face teaching and learning is as safe as or safer than most other forms of organised group meetings.
  • Posted by HardWorkPaysOff October 06, 2020 at 22:21

    Children need face to face learning. It is essential. Education is the key to prosperity.

    We judge the First Minister according to her commitment to enabling schools to provide high quality education for young people at school.
  • Posted by AlisonL October 07, 2020 at 10:04

    Children need face to face learning and indeed university students. There is a reason that not everyone does open university classes instead of face to face learning. You need to be highly motivated to do online and the social interaction is also equally important.
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