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Smart Class Vs Traditional Teaching: Advantages & Disadvantages

The question, of which teaching method is better, small classes or traditional teaching, is always baffling. Traditional teaching methods are well tested and it is the ambience where most of us have grown in. But surely traditional teachings have some disadvantages as well. On the other hand, smart classes, and high tech and new. Still, they too have their own set of limitations.

This blog will provide you advantages and disadvantages about both teaching methods and even a comparison of both.

Advantages of Smart Classes

  1. Quick access to online resources
    The teacher can get quick access to online resources which they can use to ensure a better teaching.
  2. Making learning fun
    In a smart class, learning is always fun. The students enjoy the classes and do not feel sleepy or bored.
  3. Easy understanding
    With the use of multimedia, the teachers can easily make the students understand even the most complex topics.

Disadvantages of Smart Classes

  1. Technical Faults
    All the electronic devices are prone to technical faults, which may disrupt the classes.
  2. Maintenance
    The electronic gadgets and devices require maintenance, which can be time taking.
  3. Training
    The teachers need to be trained to use the gadgets and devices.
  4. Cost
    The technology which is used in smart classes is expensive.

Advantages of Traditional Classes

  1. Face to face interaction
    With traditional classes, the students get to interact with the teachers and peers face to face, which enhance the learning process.
  2. Interpersonal skill development
    In traditional classes, the students learn to express themselves in front of others and develop interpersonal skills!

Disadvantages of Traditional Classes

  1. Lack of flexibility
    The class timings are fixed and do not have any flexibility.
  2. Travel time
    In traditional learning, the students have to travel long distances to reach the school or college.

Comparison
When you compare both smart classes and traditional classes, you will discover that they both have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. For students who have just been exposed to traditional classes may find smart class learning difficult. Whereas, when you compare both on the basis of ease of learning, smart class gets the edge. There is no travel time involved. In the flexibility aspect as well, smart class is better. The students can learn at the time of their convenience. When compared on the basis of cost, both smart class and traditional class are costly. Smart classes need to spend money on electronic devices, whereas traditional classes need infrastructure to organize the classes!