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On-site learners happier than online peers, say educators in UAE

Schools reopened in the UAE on August 30 with many following blended learning models at the institutions.

Students who attend in-person classes seem happier than their online peers and respond better in classroom activities, various UAE educators have noted.

Online learners may not always be directly interacting with teachers and communication may often be impersonal, they added.

Schools reopened in the UAE on August 30 with many following blended learning models at the institutions.

“Pupils who have been in the classrooms from the start of term are more confident, despite all the changes and safety measures we’ve put in place due to Covid-19. While we support all of our pupils with their personal choice of in-class or distance learning, it has been noticed that children really do respond better to in-classroom activity. It had a profound effect on a positive state of mind,” said Joe Donaghy, head of Pastoral Care at Brighton College Dubai.

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