Blog #3

Are there social, developmental, or other advantages or disadvantages in virtual education?

One challenge we face is inadequate access to the technology and social infrastructure needed for virtual education. Just as our country invested in our physical infrastructure, such as the interstate highway system, this pandemic has highlighted the need for a similar investment in our technological infrastructure. Furthermore, research suggests the social and educational supports necessary for all students to successfully learn with technology. Students without reliable and fast internet, suitable devices for schoolwork, or people around them to assist them stand out in the transition to virtual education. On the other hand, there are platforms that have devised ways to minimize the need for technology, making these classes a success for everyone without the need for experts or significant financial investment, such as the platform