Face To Face Essay

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In the world of education, modern society and technology have revamped our ideas of what might be considered a traditional way of gaining education. Face-to-face courses and online courses are both similar and different in relation to the content of courses, student-professor and peer relationships, class participation/interaction and effective methods of both teaching and learning. Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” This still is, and always will be an accurate statement because it does not matter how your education is obtained; in the end, knowledge is power. One major similarity between taking an online course and taking a face-to-face course is the content being taught. The style of the class does not affect what material is being given to the class. For example, if Brian is taking Algebra 2 online and Matt is taking the same course with the same textbook in a traditional classroom, they are both learning the same things. For this reason, it is a matter of availability and preference that determines whether a student should take a class online or in person. They are getting the same caliber of learning either way so the decision can be based off of personal preference. When it comes to the relationship between a student and professor and also peer relationships, there is …show more content…

is enough to jog a student’s memory about an assignment due or upcoming test. Students in traditional classroom settings have the responsibility of attending class on time, remaining engaged, and coming prepared. Students are expected to come to class having read the material beforehand in order to participate in class discussions. Professors also have to be ready to teach and keep students engaged by not solely lecturing but involving innovative teaching techniques that help stimulate

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