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The student news site of Fishers High School, Fishers, Indiana

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Laptops vs. Textbooks

FHS students explain their preference for electronic or in-person learning
Graphic created by Blayne Stewart.

    Throughout the past few years, electronic learning, otherwise known as e-learning, has grown more and more popular. At first, e-learning was used as a last resort when obstacles like snow days or illnesses would arise. Now, these days are built into FHS’ schedule to make time for staff meetings, brainstorm new learning opportunities and refresh students from the traditional in-person schedule. The question is, how do students feel about virtual learning?   “I prefer learning in person because I like to be in front of my teachers and be able to ask my teacher a question right then and there since I’m more of a visual learner,” sophomore Abigail Spista said. “At the same time, e-learning gives me a break and takes my mind off of everyone else in the room. Since you’re not learning in a group setting, you’re able to focus more while working at your own pace in your own home.” 

    The classroom environment has many resources that can be utilized to help students with their learning. However, when a student is at home the only option they have is to learn on their own or to email their teacher, which may take hours or even days to get a response. Some students prefer to learn at their own pace and find it less stressful to ask a question without being face to face, but other students need to participate in hands-on learning strategies to understand what they are studying. The point is, every student has a unique academic system that is beneficial to them. Whether a student favors attending school or staying in their pajamas at home, education can occur in different conditions. 

    “It is important Fishers has e-learning days because oftentimes students feel like they need a break from coming to school,” junior Delaney Davis said. “I would make the change of having students join a Zoom in the morning on e-learning days to check in with their teacher and get clear instructions.”

    According to students, e-learning and school days both have areas that could be improved to make both more enjoyable. However, the common opinion students share is that e-learning gives them a break from attending school and allows their brain to reset from the normal schedule. This being said, students tend to see e-learning being built into the typical school schedule as a positive experience and a stress reliever. 

    As electronic learning becomes the new normal, it is sure to grow and advance as a helpful tool for learning. For more information on the school schedule and when online learning will occur, check out the school calendar.

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Blayne Stewart
Blayne Stewart, Reporter
Blayne Stewart is a sophomore at Fishers High School. If you see her with her headphones in, she is most definitely listening to Taylor Swift. Outside of school she enjoys going to cheer practice at Indiana Elite, and hanging out with her friends.

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