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Distance learning between the pros and cons, And how to raise students' morale


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In this difficult and unprecedented time with the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), and schools close their doors almost all over the world, forcing all schools to do distance education (education from home) in their school system, and to continue working on developing it to ensure continuity Distance learning, which has become more challenging for students, teachers and educational institutions, because no one knows what will happen tomorrow, and how things will be?

Distance education system between the Positives and Negatives

This is a new experience that we are all trying to adapt to, so we must all work to enhance learning methods and communication between students and teachers in order to continue the educational process, so let's look for the pros and cons of distance education.


  • Ensuring education for our children despite the forced vacation, and despite the dangerous spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
  • Flexibility in delivering educational content and constant communication between teachers and students.
  • Enhancing self-education, where the student can rely on himself and can play back the video and listen to it whenever he wants.
  • Enhancing knowledge by gaining access to a huge amount of information and the ability to store it on computers or mobile devices.


  • Distance learning was not prepared in advance, and came as a result of coercive circumstances, and this type of learning requires prior guidance and training for teachers, students and parents.
  • Distance learning has made a quantum leap in current circumstances, from traditional education to modern education.
  • The great disparity in the standard of living and the limited income of some families, it is possible that there are no modern computers or mobiles or high-speed internet, which has led to the inability of parents to participate in the education of their children and their participation in distance learning.
  • The difference in cognitive abilities among students, and the teacher’s lack of knowledge of these differences individually, and choosing the appropriate ways in which students interact with the content or learn it through the use of the distance education system, this led to a decline in the level of some students.


 Our duty as educational educational institutions, teachers, parents and students is to strive together to overcome this harsh ordeal and the difficulties facing us, and that the matter will not be so easy.

All this time is exceptional, and we need to adapt to reality in order to advance the educational process, despite the lack of integrated education resources. We must not let our pursuit of the goal stand waiting for the end of the Coronavirus crisis, which is unknown when .., and do what we could to help our children.

How do we motivate our children to learn at a distance?

Focusing on the strengths of children, and keeping away from their weaknesses, because focusing on strengths would help in achieving academic development and progress, in contrast to focusing on weaknesses, which causes nothing but frustration, anxiety and unwillingness to learn.

Diversifying learning styles is one of the most important strategies that are recommended to motivate students to learn. It helps in remembering and understanding and stimulates students' motivation and enthusiasm.

We need to implement these strategies because most of our students are good learners if they possess basic competence and receive the right motivation.

Prepared by Izdehar Rahmow

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