Online learning

Online learning has been accepted for its increase of access to higher learning more so for the people that do not have the time or finances to access fulltime learning environment. Consequently, the advent of online learning has led to closer realization of higher education learning goals in the country. In line with the rest of the universities in the country, Florida University has developed an online learning option to conventional learning which is intended for the working and elderly students. While online learning has been lauded for the increased access to education, its classes ought to be paired with face to face sessions geared at increment of the interaction and experiential learning from each other.
Online learner’s often learning seclusion from their fellow students. Even when there is interaction, it is often conducted through the discussion boards whereby the students cannot put a face to the different handles that they interact with in the discussion platforms. Consequently, the online learning platform has been incapable of increasing the same type of learning that has been experienced traditionally in the conventional classes (Condie and Livingston 344). Increasing the chances of interaction can result in better inclusion whereby the students will make important memories and have similar experiences to those of the students in the traditional learning modules.
In addition to formal learning, colleges and universities are ideal locations of networking. It is imperative that the students in online classes have the more conventional forms of networking as opposed to the online platform.
Networking makes up an important variable of the ability of the student to prosper in the future career and endeavors. As a result, the online learning class ought to be allowed the chance to network and make connections that they will later use in life when they are operationalizing their education.
Networking is a major reason why the online class at the university ought to be allowed the chance to meet and create connections for the future professions. In as much as one could argue that online learning can result in alternative forms of networking, the online classes may be disadvantaged since human relations are mainly based on face to face encounters as opposed to digital connections (Condie and Livingston 338).
The network made of people who just met online may be short lived compared to the networks where people meet through the face to face interactions. The reason behind this statement is that the online relations or interactions are more likely to be exaggerated compared to the face to face interactions that allow the participants to relate to each other and understand their main connection.
Online students rarely get to use the physical resources at the institution apart from the library. Since the students have paid for the resources, it is only fair for them to have a chance to use them in their appointed manner (Stansfield, McLellan, and Connolly 177). The meetings can be a starting point towards the utilization of the physical resources that are available in the school. Meetings can be held in the social halls and the lecture halls with the main aim being discussions and interaction.
Online students ought to meet in face to face scenarios held in the school in order for them to be part of the college culture. Often online students learn in seclusion whereby they are islands. If the school were to organize the face to face interactions, the students will be capable of interacting with each other and soak in the culture in the campus (Rovai and Jordan 1). These interactions will increase the chances of interaction.
In conclusion, online learning students in the university ought to be accorded the chance to interact with each other. These interactions will ensure that the students take in the college culture, form actionable networks and enjoy the facilities in the school. Eventually, the interactions will increase the chances of inclusion for the students.