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May 21, 2020

Is Online Learning Good Or Bad? A Thai Old Woman Is Asking For Cheap Mobile Phone For Her Grandson To Learn Online.

The term “online learning” was ranked second on the search list of Twitter. This term had caused discussion among the netizens This incident happened after a Facebook users, called Jatupol Boriboon shared a photo of an old woman grandmother who wanted to buy a mobile phone for her grandson to learn online.

Jatupol Boriboon revealed that the old woman came to ask if he had a mobile phone with a price lower than 2,000 baht (about RM271). According to the old woman, she wanted to buy a mobile phone for her grandson to attend online classes. However, the old woman only had 2,000 baht. Jatupol Boriboon suggested that a promoted mobile phone to the old woman. Nonetheless, it is estimated that it would be difficult for her to pay for the monthly network fee even she could buy a mobile phone.

https://i1.wp.com/images.goodytech.io/images/catalog/48829/20200519_15898931935134_mobile.jpeg?w=640&ssl=1     Photo Source: Facebook of Jatupol Boriboon

Based on the opinion of Jatupol Boriboon, the online learning policy is good, but it is a burden for those very poor families and most of the elementary students do not have mobile phones. There are also suggestions that the kids could get online lessons via TV. But, what if the kid doesn’t have a TV at home? Do the parents need to buy a TV? It is good to allow the kids to start school on time, but this should add extra burden to the parents.

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Photo Source: eSchool News

This post went viral and it has been shared more than 100,000 times. It has ranked second on the search list of Twitter and it caused a battle among the netizens about against online learning.

Source: Sinchew Daily

Cover photo: Facebook of Jatupol Boriboon | eSchool News

Secondary source: Goody Malaysia

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