One of the perceived notions of taking online classes is that students will lose the social interaction they usually have compared to learning in a traditional classroom. However, your social life need not suffer because of online learning. In fact, it can help you make up for it in other ways.
Not Truly Alone
Many people think that taking online classes involves only a student and their computer-based material, but that’s not always the case. In reality, students will have coursemates and teachers. They will be connected to the Internet, whether through an audio call, video call, chat, or e-mail. Offline, students can interact with the people they live with, their relatives, and other friends once classes are over. Whether online or offline, you’re not alone.
While students are expected to motivate themselves to study on their own, online high school classes offers a lot of learning done with discussions. In a traditional classroom, especially one with a large number of students, you can get away with not participating in a discussion or not interacting with anyone at all. In online classes, not only do you need to read up on the material, you would be required to ask questions and talk about it with other students and your teacher during class.
Some people who take their high school classes online are doing so to spend more time with those who matter to them, such as family members and close friends. In turn, these people offer the support and encouragement they need. Making friends is not a problem, as that is possible in places other than the school grounds.
Simply because you take online classes doesn’t mean you will lack social interaction. Social connections may be limited, but it will be with people who matter the most. After all, it’s still better to aim for quality than quantity, and that applies even to your social life.