Is Online Education a Setback or Step-Forward?

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  • Yetkin Yildirim Rice University
  • Kseniya Satsevich
  • Ibrahim Bisen



Online Education, Detriments, Advantages, Self-Regulation Skills, Flexibility, Convenience, Cheating, Distanced Learning, Hybrid Education, Chronic Absenteeism


Covid-19 Pandemic has created a consolidation of the education and the technology sector, which has led to the transition into online learning. Within the last two years, teachers and students were able to observe the short-term benefits and detriments of distanced-online education. Categorizing the effects of this new normal for student’ education can be looked at through four primary lenses; personal, social, educational, and technological. Wherever we criticize online education, there are myriad advantages, from convenience and flexibility to cost. However, within the ephemeral struggles of this rapid transition, student bodies and faculty members started raising doubts about its major efficiency, self-regulation skills, and mental health setbacks. Even after we aggregate the potential benefits of online education, we need to consider its human aspect. With the correct and reliable allocation of resources combined with advancements from artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art automation, we will manage to pave the way for perfect hybrid education.


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How to Cite

Yildirim, Y., Satsevich, K., & Bisen, I. (2021). Is Online Education a Setback or Step-Forward?. Eurasian Journal of Higher Education, (5), 14–23.