Coronavirus Impact: Online classes don’t offer same benefits as in person learning, experts say

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Distance learning is getting disappointing marks from some educators and from the Center for Education Reform, which found that many students are not getting the feedback and engagement they need.

Having too many students at once on Google Meet or Zooming is robbing children of the opportunity to engage or get the proper feedback from teachers. That’s what Karen Aronian an education expert found when analyzing remote classes at some public schools.

“We’re seeing children who whether they are elevated in their learning or below in their learning and even midline, coming in way below with this type of offering.” Aronian said.

She says students are competing for the teacher’s attention when school districts could have hired more staff during the summer when it became apparent that they would start the fall learning online.

“That needed to be a call of action so early in this

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