On the one hand, distance technologies make education more accessible. For people with disabilities, people living in remote areas, citizens wishing to get education in another country, distance technologies open up access to training at a qualitatively new level. At the same time, in terms of demand, distance education is inferior to full-time education. Comparative studies have not proven that an online course is better than a mixed or only face-to-face format. The problem of motivation has not yet been resolved: an adult interested in obtaining the necessary competencies is likely to complete the program completely, but school-age children are less likely to do so.
On the other hand, the development of distance learning for schoolchildren and preschoolers exacerbates the risk of their dependence on gadgets. How safe is digital immersion for kids?