Virtual Learning: Can it replace Teachers?



Students and teachers can communicate with each other through virtual or online learning using numerous channels such as email, online chat, and video conferencing. There is just one way for students to communicate with one another in a classroom. Many pupils have a visual memory and appear to study more eagerly, as well as being engaged in online learning. Due to the closure of schools and institutions, virtual learning has become popular. To some extent, it is advantageous because it eliminates the need to wake up early, there is no worry of being reprimanded, and one may study in a relaxed environment.
However, the greatest way to create a teacher-student bond is in the classroom. An online engagement cannot replicate the conversation and questions that a student asks the lecturer in class. In an emergency, virtual learning can be a suitable substitute for classroom learning, but it cannot replace the classroom. Classroom learning is still the preferred method of imparting education and knowledge because it allows for the teaching of discipline.
Virtual classrooms and reality
Because it is not completely’ real,’ the virtual classroom cannot replace the traditional classroom. Teaching on the Internet is like teaching in a virtual world, but it isn’t the same as teaching in the actual world. Is this to say that any education provided or obtained on the Internet isn’t genuine? There is no way. The professors are trustworthy. These are genuine students. The substance is authentic. Virtual teaching, on the other hand, cannot replace classroom teaching because the atmosphere isn’t real.


Interaction between the teacher and the students
Teachers are not taught to just provide their students data and figures and then leave for the day. A teacher’s abilities extend beyond the topic to include the capacity to lead students, filter through material when it isn’t well received by a class, change up material as needed, and even handle random queries that may necessitate more exploration of a thought. Teachers are expected to lead in a real-life classroom setting, where face-to-face interactions with students set the tone for the day’s instructional planning and execution.
Interaction between students and teachers
The course instructor or moderator in a virtual classroom is someone who merely watches the activities of an online classroom to verify that students log in and finish assignments on time. Assignments are assessed, and feedback is provided by e-mails, texts, and video chats on occasion. There are no one-on-one sessions with the teacher, no subject discussions, and no contacts with the teacher.


Interaction between students
Students can influence the course of a day’s lesson, as any instructor who has taught in a real-life classroom situation understands. A student may ask a question about the subject matter that necessitates pausing for a time to investigate a completely different topic. Students can benefit from one other in the same way. For example, suppose the teacher poses a question, and a student’s response prompts another student to respond with an additional answer or question. The teacher has soon steered the students’ ideas and questions into a deeper study of the subject matter, assisting them in gaining more insight; however, this is unlikely to happen in the virtual classroom.

Classrooms are created by their surroundings.
The only way for teachers to acquire the entire training and teaching they need to be the greatest at what they do is in a genuine classroom setting with students and teachers engaging with one another. Whether a virtual or classroom teacher is desired, the foundation for this vocation will always be laid in a genuine classroom setting. Leading, guiding, instructing, connecting, and growing as a teacher are all skills that must be learned. Because the classroom is created by the environment, virtual teaching will never completely replace traditional classroom instruction.