Online education has emerged in all levels of school environment. K-12, vocational institutions and colleges are incorporating online classes at an increasing rate. With advances in technology, clearly we should use the internet as a supplemental tool but with the level of education necessary for us to compete in the world economy, we must conduct due diligence to determine which classes are to be offered at what level to whom in order for online learning to be credible. Our education system needs a drastic overhaul in order for us to remain competitive in the global market, but that does not necessarily translate into the method of content delivery. We are already facing students coming out of the No Child Left Behind era, who were taught to test having a lower influence on critical thinking. In addition, social media is making face-to-face communication a lost art. Receiving a comprehensive education is salient, and the ethics involved in pursuing a degree can be easily compromised when the wrong individual is offered or chooses enrollment in online classes. Teachers and administrators in the middle and high school setting can now give up on problem students and with a somewhat clear conscience push them toward options like Florida Virtual School. These students need additional care and guidance to have a chance of becoming productive, and removing them from the classroom is not likely to accomplish this. Passing this task along to parents will only add pressure that they are not equipped to handle. I am taking my first online course this semester and have frequently found discussion postings that have been copied and pasted from the internet. Widely used text books are easily found, and the questions and quizzes posted are an ... ... middle of paper ... ...online courses throughout the remainder of my college life. I am intensely structured and have turned in all assignments prior to due date, but I know that retention would be stronger if I had participated in a traditional classroom setting. Works Cited Allen, I. Elaine, et al. "Conflicted: Faculty And Online Education, 2012." Babson Survey Research Group (2012): ERIC. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. Christensen, Clayton M., Michael B. Horn, and Curtis W. Johnson. Disrupting Class : How Disruptive Innovation Will Change The Way The World Learns. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 10 Nov. 2013. Hiltzik, Michael. "Should College Stay Offline?." Los Angeles Times. 28 Jul 2013: B.1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 11 Nov 2013. Rivera, Carla. "Putting Online Classes to Test." Los Angeles Times. 06 Jul 2013: A.1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 10 Nov 2013.
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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...
The Internet helps us to find the current news and information just in a few seconds. Because of the Internet, the educational institution created a new method to learn: via the web. Online education is a little bit different from the traditional education because students and teachers do not meet face-to-face which makes the teachers’ teaching method is mostly by using video. Although online learning is different, students still gain knowledge from it. With the knowledge they learned, they are up-to-date to the current information around the world (Tucker, 2014). The knowledge they have can also help students to finish their formal education and earn a degree after completing their online
The education system has gone under many fundamental changes in just the last fifteen years. Technological advances have caused schools to go digital, as it is more practical, and easier to access. As Crawford Kilian states, “Welcome, class of 2014. You're about to enter post-secondary armed with your smartphone and laptop, and every campus is now wireless.” In a system were grading, homework, and tests have slowly made their way onto the digital spectrum students have begun to take advantage of the advances. If a test is online, than there is nothing ...
The primary audience for this research are policymakers. These individuals are not directly responsible for delivering the online education; however, they decide the class size for the online classes. These individuals range from those in Accreditation bodies to University administrator, as well as department chairs. Each level makes decisions that influence the practical size of online classes.
As we advance in technology every day, more options for doing regular every-day things are becoming more available. One certain argument that has surfaced is online teaching through online classes. Online teaching offers students a chance to learn from teachers from far away while in the comfort of their home. Although everyone sees the idea as a brilliant one and many students entering college are jumping on the chance to take these online classes, it has many drawbacks, such as how poor time management and self-discipline is for most students in college, the miscommunication between the students and the teacher, and the learning process that comes with being taught through a computer screen.
Technology has taken many things to new soaring levels: medicine, long distance communication, and education, just to name a few. The internet has revolutionized the way we access, receive, and disseminate information to the point that we are able to earn degrees online in as little as a year. With these type of conveniences there are always opportunities for challenges. In-person classrooms provide the opportunity to network and connect with fellow students, engage in dialogue, and get your questions answered on the spot. Online classrooms have the potential of being static and leave room for passive learning. For the working professionals, online classes are convenient and offer a degree of flexibility that in-person classes don’t.
As technology evolves, and the world develops, everything in life changes. These changes sometimes are positive and sometimes negative. Sometimes inventions related to technology such as online education may create controversy between people, not knowing if it is good or bad. Online education or in other words, Web Based Learning has a lot of demand in the academic world, as people still do not know whether it is actually useful to students and their teachers, or whether it is just going to worsen the academic process. Even though online education could be useful, it sometimes has negative consequences, including confusion in learning and educating, less instructional support, and social isolation.
E-learning has taken a step within primary and secondary institutions. Furthermore, within the Universities, Colleges and other training institutions, E-learning is one of the main mechanisms for access to educational resources. Online classes utilize specially developed software in order to provide a creative interface for the students and lecturers. E-learning, like conventional learning, will occur when people are engaged in an activity they value and are meaningful for them. The content delivery is consistent and can be easily repeated if needed to gain a better understanding.
Majority of parents, students, and teachers believe in the value of education. I believe a current issue in education is that students are now expected to learn in online classes instead of attending class with an instructor present. Research conducted on both styles of education shows that online classes are less effective than in-class instruction. Due to many students not being aware of the advantages traditional education offers and the disadvantages of online education, how students feel about after taking online class or lecture, and technology is also a main reason for this change.
Online Instruction has produced a tremendous amount of attention throughout various college campuses in the United States. The traditional norm in the interaction between teacher and student has been a hallmark of the education experience for many years. This connection is now being challenged by the rapidly growing number of online courses and degrees as many students demand a better convenient way to earn one. According to the article, ‘Online Teaching’ author Al-Asfour, claims that teaching methods have undergone many changes due to the progression of modern technology. For example: students attending class on a set schedule, listening to lectures, handing in assignments, and testing, have all successfully transitioned to the online world. Over the last few years, education has witnessed an acceptance in regards to the use of technology in the classroom. Today, we live in a very exciting era for students who enjoy using computer related
Online education can be described as a type of educational instruction which is delivered through the internet to students using their computers anywhere in the world (Online Education, 2015). In the last ten years, the popularity of online degrees and courses have been witnessed amongst non-traditional students. These group of students include: individuals who want to continue with their learning as they work fulltime or raise their families. Normally, the courses are offered through the host school’s online learning platform. However, other technologies can also be used to offer this courses. One of the distinctive difference between online learning and the traditional way of learning is that online learning sets the students free from the normal routine of on-campus degree programs which include: taking the bus to school, being physically present in class, and planning schedules among classes (Clive,