After reading, “I’m Your Teacher, Not Your Internet-Service Provider” by Ellen Laird, I understood more about the advantages and disadvantages to online schooling, for both professor and student. I understood that professors could feel students are cherry picking through a syllabus while there are students who feel some professors do not provide a clear syllabus. Sure, there are syllabi that are very detailed, clear and concise but likewise there are syllabi that are jumble mess without even including so much as class outline and let us not forget about the syllabi that includes every one of the school resources meanwhile the actual class information is only one paragraph. When a student takes a class on campus, the student and professor have an advantage of building an interpersonal relationship. For example in an on campus …show more content…
However, when a student takes an online class the student and professor are at a disadvantage of building an interpersonal relationship. For example, a professor is unable to read the nonverbal cues of a struggling student through a computer screen or is unable to tell if a student is experiencing a true emergency. Just as, a student is unable to read their professors nonverbal cues that a particular chapter or assignment is vital to passing the course. I have taken classes on campus and online classes for three semesters now and have learned that regardless of class format a student needs to be dedicated, structured, self-motivated and not afraid to ask questions. A disadvantage of taking an online class is if a web portal is not working properly. I felt the web portal not working properly was the equivalent of a professor not showing up for a class on campus. If a teacher is unable to attend a scheduled on campus class there is an advantage of a contingency plan in the form of a substitute
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Every teacher’s worst nightmare – that is the setting to which Madame Esme Raji Codell stepped into as her first job fresh out of college. In this sink or swim world Esme, unknowingly, became a lifeguard to thirty one youngsters, as she seemed the only one who could protect the children from the rough waters that are inner city Chicago. Through studying her very candid and personal diary, I am awe stricken by her extraordinary display of pedagogy as she exemplifies what it truly means to be a teacher. Esme’s proficiency in her dealings with situations surrounding equity, creating a safe, relaxed and positive classroom environment, expectations as a teacher, gender, diversity learning, multicultural competence and accommodation are, at times,
The essay, “Standing Up for the Power of Learning,” by Jay Mathews explained how one of many students was accused of academic dishonesty. During the regular school session of the year 2001, three fourths of 187 students at Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) were found guilty of cheating. This was because they collaborated on an assignment in a computer science (CS) course with friends. By communicating with others about the project, the students violated the course honor code that prohibited the discussion among students for that particular class.
An area of great contrast between the two forms of education regards the student experience. For example, students may enjoy taking tests or listening to lectures in the comfort of their own home. However, this poses a major disadvantage of not being able to ask questions as they naturally arise. An online student may have to wait around for their instructor to respond to an email, whereas being present in a classroom permits questions to be asked and answered on the spot. Another advantage of attending a brick-and-mortar college is having access to classmates for study groups or help with homework. After reading several students opinions on their online classes, I have come to realize the overall expe...
When taking an online course, this interaction is drastically reduced, and my performance is generally hindered because I do not get my needed brainstorming time with professors who, with online class, I only communicate via e-mailing." Many of these students express the idea that an online environment involves less interaction with peers and professors. Since one of the major goals of online environments is to have more interaction and more personalized attention, it might be necessary to change student perceptions and educate them as to some of the specific goals of online environments in the future. The following comments relate to the idea of there being more distractions in an online classroom environment. "Some disadvantages would be distractions.
Not having the discipline and self-awareness of the material throughout the course can be costly in the end. Online courses can put a strain on the student and will cause challenges, as they have to be able to access, learn, and understand the information without the instructor providing guidance 24/7. According to Bejerano (2008), some students may not have learned the skills to be active learners. Others may lack the motivation to learn independently. Which, unfortunately, causes them to drop out and not continue with the
Most students that attend school in a classroom are used to sitting in a desk, listening to a lecture, having open discussions, and taking tests(Bethel University, 2014). However, in an online setting students have can finish their coursework anytime of the day. They do not have to drive to school,
Honestly, they are not as easy as people are led to believe. I came to the realization that the success of an online course depends on the student’s ability to stay on task, have a plan or agenda and stick to a set timeline. Procrastination does not work whether it is a traditional or an online class. In my opinion, an effective on-line course must be informative, easy to follow and have clearly defined objectives, procedures and timeline. Students who have not experienced an on-line class are not aware of the expectations involved.
School has been in our lives for the longest time and it has always been a positive experience. It sets students on a path to achieve their education goal and stepping stones to a career! Now with all the advancements in life, students have the opportunity to do online classes. This is useful if the pupil is not able to attend school or their school does not offer some classes that they would like to take. Experiencing both of these ways of schooling, I have an understanding of the differences between the two. The major differences between online school and traditional school are the flexibility opportunities, the communication with the teachers, and the time management/discipline from the learner.
To build an online course there must be a process; this process needs to incorporate the methods of instructional design and applying these components into an online format. The overall end result is that the student learning outcomes are developed into instructional activities used for learning. Key decisions were made into developing the online design. Part of the process included documentation as to the online design, methods for interactivity, number of contacts with the faculty-member, and methods for online assessment and evaluation. One thing that was important to realize was that developing an online courses was different than developing a traditional face-to-face course. An article written by Nanette Johnson-Curiskis, a faculty member from Minnesota State University has provided some additional cons...
Wouldn’t it be a great thing to be able to go to college without having to sit in a class all day and listen to the dry eyes guy drone on about this or that? Maybe hold down a job, take care of 5 children and still further ones education to get that missing degree. With the advent of technology and the internet that has turned into reality. Life is good isn’t it? When taking classes online integrity must be a top characteristic for an individual. If integrity is not a value that is important than cheating or academic dishonesty is bound to become a problem. In a traditional class setting there is a professor or instructor present at all times. The instructor is physically present to give information about the subject to t...
Many schools have made the decision to go high-tech and create their own web pages via the World Wide Web. This allows them to advertise themselves to the virtual community. There has, also, been a change in how the Internet is being accessed by the various school systems. Dial-up Internet access has often been replaced by the high speed or cable Internet.
A lot of different courses are offered over the internet. Some of these may be the right choice for certain students. One problem I see with this is that when the student has a question or does not understand something, they would have to research it instead of having a person to person interaction with the teacher. Also the teacher may sometimes offer examples that come from personal experiences. Computers cannot take the place of a human being.
Those who disagree with me think that online learning allows a student to learn at their own pace. Students are able to take the time to understand and figure out problems with the resources that are provided. The convenience of learning in an environment that is conducive to that particular students learning is provided by the student. If the student feels comfortable they are more apt