Effects Of Online Learning

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Before the widespread use of electronic devices as means of instruction in institutions of learning, there has been variety of traditional methods used to teach students. These crude methods include but not limited to oral method of teaching, the use of blackboards and chalks, etc. Then technological advancement brought about the invention of white board and its special ink. The world continued to develop to the point that we have electric boards, projectors, and online media. The reality is that because of technology, the world we live in now is much different than the one our fore bearers lived in years ago. The advent of these technologies has also translated unto the ways we study in our respective
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It is possible to speak or send messages to anyone linked up to a modem and a computer regardless of status and without having any visual cues to their behaviour. Users can converge easily and in a less formal manner with renowned professors and can remain relatively anonymous. This makes learning easier; more so for the physically challenged in our society.
In the traditional classroom environment, it is quite challenging for the physically disabled to acquire knowledge through the traditional education system. In the developing world it is a daunting task and sometimes appear to be impossible. To this end, online-learning can be a useful tool in helping the physically challenged persons in getting a better education offer.
People who are sitting in a wheel chair or for any other reasons have problem with travelling around and can get access to study programs through the internet. By integrating the latest computer based tools when offering online-learning, one can customize education to fit people who are weak-sighted or have reduced hearing capabilities. Being able to offer an educational study programs to as many people as possible should be the focus of any society. The new media makes this possible.
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Since online-learning platforms occur in the virtual world, there exists a contact gap between the teacher and the student. Therefore, the teacher faces an uphill task in selecting the content of his lecture that would be suitable for every student. Meanwhile, in the classroom, the teacher can easily assess the students’ attention, understandability, and general behaviour; but, in an online platform, the teacher does not interact one-on-one with the student, thereby making it almost impossible for teachers to evaluate students
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