The computer has allowed anyone to browse the internet for resources and helpful information. This has eliminated the need to go to a public library and find information from printed books, (Is Society Dependent on Computers?). People do not have to find their own answers anymore, they just have to type it into any search engine and find what they are looking for. This has caused many students to become lazy in their class work. They think, “Why do the work when the computer can do it for me?” The computer was created to act as a huge calculator and people still use it as a one.
The computer, alongside the Internet, has revolutionized the way students study and do assignments for class. Recently, computers have become ultra-portable laptops that could be used during class. Laptop use during class means that the student could compose neat notes, research on the information from the lecture, complete assignments; you can basically do everything with the laptop computer. Using a laptop in class is something one is not used to. During high school, you are not allowed to use any technological gadget during class.
There are many things that students are able to do on their computer that their parents aren't even aware of or that the parents couldn’t do themselves. My parents always tell of how looking through the library’s card catalog and searching for the books they needed only to find out that they have been taken out. Computers have allowed us to do many things faster for example, write much faster than a typewriter or pen and paper and correct typing errors without starting over. The computers and technology we now have makes it easier to almost anything and with technology so easily at your fingertips it o... ... middle of paper ... ... there is no doubt that it will be used as an educational tool and just as there are concerns now, there will be concerns then. I believe that in the following years physical classrooms will be a thing of the past, with virtual classrooms becoming the norm.
Online Classes: Advantages and Disadvantages Most people have very busy lives, thus not leaving much time for anything else. Many of these people would like to have the time to return to school for different reasons (i.e. earning a higher degree, taking a class on something they enjoy, ect.). What comes to mind when trying to fit schooling into ones very busy schedule is online classes. Taking classes online has become very popular lately.
Many colleges have failed in achieving the perfect education by the excessive use of technology. Hacker and Dreifus support the use of technology in many cases, such as having interactive question where the software can give the chance to review your work or giving hints to find the right answer (182). Nevertheless, they are completely aware that the use of technology needs to be supported by a good instruction inside the classrooms (183). The University of the Ozarks’ technological resources out of class are a great advantage to improve the learning process in students’ free time. Online discussions, submitting assignments, and taking online tests are the most common online activities for students in this university, this activities challenge the knowledge acquired in class.
With this program, assignments can be given online, without meeting face to face. Because computers are so high-tech these days, you are able to take college classes online and receives legible credit for it. Since the computer is becoming more progressively advanced everyday, students are able to go into a virtual classroom to talk to their professor and fellow classmates. This virtual classroom is just like a real cla... ... middle of paper ... ...E-Learning: Strategies for Media Online Teaching and Engaged Learning. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, Vol 2, pg 17.
Some students are asking is online class better than the physical classes? The answer is not necessarily. There are two different types of learning and one is the traditional class taught in a classroom and one is an online course getting thought through Blackboard. Former students are thought with the regular class basis or they will miss lecture, but in an online class there are no drawbacks in this situation because students can attend whenever they want and complete their homework in a certain date. The disadvantages of this are that students have too much freedom.
While on the internet you can find the information in the matter of minutes. Many books are outdated and you would be lucky to check one out if everybody in the class is doing the same report! The internet keeps up with current information coming in every day of the week. I don’t think students abusing their time on the internet is a problem, I think we need teachers or someone to monitor where they are going on the internet. There are programs advisors can download that can block out any material not suitable for students at schools.
Many new educational Internet start-up companies will be providing low cost online courses despite not yet being accredited. “The competition and technological improvements add up to "a great thing" for anyone interested in learning, says Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor who studies the impact of technology on education. “What used to be expensive and inaccessible becomes convenient and accessible," he says. "You can see price competition coming." What's more, the best online courses, in many cases, now rival the quality of traditional classes, says Christensen, who recently virtually audited a Brigham Young University online accounting course.
“A face-to-face meeting in a classroom imposes accountability, inspires effort and promotes academic responsibility”. Taking courses in class can definitely help you more than students know; you are able to understand more of the material that your professor may be teaching. For instance mathematics is a class that you may not want to take online, especia... ... middle of paper ... .... Face to face classes are better to be in because it holds more interactive conversation between the instructor and student. In conclusion face to face classes hold more of an advantage because online courses are more so a course that is about passing or failing. A face to face class is about getting to know the material, understanding it and giving you the opportunity to gain skills of how to interact with different people.