Trying to find the time to work, spend time with their family, and go to school can be very stressful for some students. Someone who does not work, or doesn’t have kids might not have an issue with fitting time into their schedule for traditional classes. For the students who do have a busy life might find it harder to attend a traditional classroom, so they have the option of taking online classes and making the classes fit around their time schedule. Another concern that some students might have is communication. Some students might not need to have a teacher in front of them and teach the course material to them, to whereas some students might need the te... ... middle of paper ... ...nditions.
Face-to-face education is slowly becoming a thing of the past, while “convenience” is becoming more common. Many students are trying to find a balance between family, work, and school therefor participating in online courses has made it easier for students to accomplish their goals, while still maintaining their day-to-day lives. Although this sounds great for some students, distant learning is definitely not meant for all. Self-discipline plays huge factor when participating in online education, but what many people do not understand, is in order to truly grasp the concept of “self-discipline, one must have motivation, self-control, and persistence. Online education is known to have a special concern when it comes to keeping students motivated.
By doing this teaches can talk about what works in their classrooms and what did not. They can tell each other what activities the students liked and what activities that they did not. This helps them get new information and new ideas so the lessons are not the same and they can find variety on what is taught. Students are able to attain research for term papers/reports from the Internet. They are able to get more information on line in less time then it would take to go to the library; look up the books needed and read the books.
Face-to-face learning questions can be answered more in depth and specific, it gives the student a full understanding and answer. When online learning questions may be answered but the teacher’s explanation might be brief or the question may not be understood by the teacher. The answer can be brief and the student may still not understand. Getting feedback from assignment’s is difficult online because again, the teacher does not go as in depth; the student might be told the errors although the time may not be taken to show the student how errors are corrected. As well as not having the same amount of feedback, online learning does not benefit all types of learners.
I am the worst multi-tasker because I get overwhelmed if there is more than I can handle and can not do more than one thing at a time. It would be nice to try out a distance learning class, but I know that staying on one task with a bunch of distraction will affect me. There are a bunch of different website and social media sites that people tend to go on instead of doing homework.Another reason the distance learning classes would be bad for people is because some people don 't study and if they don 't know an answer for a home test they could possibly look up the answers to get a better score, this could lead to them not actually knowing how to do anything in that class ,but how to look up the answers. I also think that online school is not a good for of learning because it is easier to work around other than rather than at home. Working with other can help you get a better intake on how they figure things out, to find a simple way of doing problems and also get help if needed.
Online Vs Traditional Classes In today’s Era, students now have the advantage of choosing to attend a College University or achieve their degree through college online courses. However, some major concerns associated with this major life decision, beginning with the difference in the learning styles. Even though most people would consider taking an online course because it’s flexible to your schedule and students would have additional time to complete the assignment that their giving, other than in traditional classes. To furthering a student’s education, teachers all come together in a classroom with multiple students to learn at a specific time and place. The courses the students are experiencing the teacher comes up with.
The student communication is very different. When taking an online class the student has to be more self-sufficient, self- driven, and they have to communicate with the teacher via email or phone call. In a face to face course, students get to communicate with the professor or teacher in person. The student is able to ask questions and actually participate in class. They also have the privilege to communicate with other students in their class and students get more of hands on opportunity.
The rapid development of distance learning prog... ... middle of paper ... ...ustrating especially if you have only one attempt to do it. The reason I prefer face to face class is to simply better know my professor and classmates. When you’re in class it’s easier with going over course work and preparing for test because you discuss it during class. It is also better because you aren’t teaching yourself for the most part and on site you can ask for help from the professor. You can easily take notes with face to face because of participation from students asking questions and things that you may have missed come up in discussion again.
Other concerns include the informal and flexibility of some tools which can be hard to maintain focus and foster critical thinking and some of the students may be embarrassed or reluctant to share thought on a board where all other students could s... ... middle of paper ... ...tion skill that are promoted with asynchronous technologies provide a more interesting and engaged way to learn reading, writing, and speaking . The open communication between the students, families, and other colleagues encourages community building, information sharing. Teachers are now able to connect with students while promoting after hour academics and promoting meaningful learning. Along with all the positives comes concerns of the use of these technologies. Major concerns include student privacy, grading practices, and online content.
Like a professor of Duke University, Dan Ariely, states in the article, “The Plusses and Pitfalls of Teaching Online”: the problem is that my imagination is limited in many ways, which means that every time I underestimate the clarity, the lecture doesn’t live up to what I could do if I had students in front of me giving me real-time feedback, helping me tailor it to their needs. (Ariely) In a classroom environment students can ask question and teachers can answer them immediately. Online students d...