Online Schooling Unraveling the Methods of Traditional Schooling Online schooling is nothing like traditional schooling methods. The usual classroom and physical books we’ve all grown up with don’t exist anymore. Everything’s digital now. What that essentially means is that students are no longer confined to a physical four-walled classroom and don’t need to drag around their backpack with them anymore. With an online environment that’s completely web-based, they can log in to their course material anytime they want.