Face-To-Face Learning Advantages

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Online learning is taking control of education in both public and private schools worldwide, spreading from the desktops at school to living room couches at home. Online courses are defined to be a class in which at least 80 percent of the lesson is delivered online, while face-to-face learning is defined as a class with no online content to 29 percent of the lesson being delivered online. These courses are meant to provide lessons on a mobile device or web browser, and to be accessed anytime conveniently, providing flexibility to users. Online learning might possibly be growing into the ideal way of learning compared to face-to-face learning. A wider variety of classes can be offered to the budget deficit and smaller schools through online…show more content…
People with autism, for example, have greatly benefited from online learning. “Research has shown that many characteristics of learners with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders (HFASD), including learning styles and social preferences, can be effectively supported with assistive-technology and computer-assisted instruction. Learners with ASD are often visual, a characteristic that is sometimes not supported in a lecture-driven or collaborative classroom. Benefits of online learning include visual supports, course organization, repetition, and content focus.” (Sabella & Hart) Another benefit of online courses for people with disabilities is the ability to work at whatever pace needed, reviewing as much material as needed. Aimee Hosler stated that Russell Van Brocklen, Dyslexia Consultants Editor believes that forums and other online tools can also help some students better organize their thoughts and materials. With my own experience of doing three years of home school online, and having a dyslexic sister alongside, I have found that online learning really does allow for students to work at their own pace and better organize their material. It really did make the coursework easier for her. One of the most obvious benefits of online learning for physically disabled students is the accessibility to their classes. There are many other advantages to people with hearing and visual impairments. “Students with visual impairments may find it easier to log on to a computer to report to class than to make the trip campus. These students can also use adaptive technologies that make online learning easier, like audio recordings, voice-to-text software and even braille keyboards. People with hearing impairments often use a number of technological accommodations that make life easier, for instance, view
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