Remote learning is gaining a lot of traction as the entire education system is undergoing a tectonic shift amidst the growing pandemic. But the physical absence of a teacher in a classroom environment is presenting newer challenges with every passing day as both students and the trainers are striving hard to avoid distractions online. Today we are going to discuss about some of the most common challenges plaguing remote education system:

  • Distractions

One of the biggest loopholes of remote education is difficulty in concentrating. Afterall our homes are relaxing environments meant for doing those after-school homework whereas school is the place where the main learning takes place. But this sudden role reversal can make it extremely difficult for students to concentrate on the teacher’s lecture. Irrespective of how they try to avoid distractions online, a pet running across the room or the doorbell of a deliveryman can cause their mind to divert elsewhere. This can have a ripple effect on other students who might be distracted on seeing their peer getting unfocussed.

  • Technical Difficulties

Teachers are getting tired of the student’s ongoing complaints like broken laptop, slow-loading pages and even internet troubles. This problem has taken such a magnitude that it has evolved into a constituent of the modern classroom. It gets further heightened as the student might not have a readily available solution at hand.

  • Cabin Fever

While the proposition of not having to attend school might have thrilled students initially, they slowly start succumbing to boredom. Afterall, what is the fun in attending a class if you don’t have your best mate sitting next to you. Increasing lethargy and loneliness can make it very difficult for students who are otherwise accustomed with the jovial and noisy environment of school or college.

  • Screen Glare

Starting at the laptop or mobile screen over prolonged time periods can be detrimental towards the health of students in the long run. It also pushes them towards a more sedentary lifestyle as online classes have fewer breaks compared to the traditional ones. As students stay glued to the screen round the clock, they end up missing out on other important things like social activities and physical exercise.

  • More Difficult For Weaker Students

Instructors can monitor their students by gauging the general classroom environment and adjust the pace accordingly. Students requiring extra time can be easily accommodated in the traditional setup of a classroom. But doing the same thing becomes increasingly difficult in a virtual classroom as students facing difficulty can either put on a brave face or stay silent. They ultimately leave the session feeling frustrated and despondent.


The education sector has received a big blow because of the pandemic and have become limited within the four walls of home. In such a scenario, it is obvious for challenges to crop up. But with a bit of discipline, self-knowledge and planning, students can easily make the most of their remote learning sessions. For more blogs related to education visit Today News Spot