Pros And Cons Of Virtual Schooling

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Virtual Schooling is not for Everyone

A virtual school is defined as "an institution that is not 'brick and mortar' bound. All student services and courses are conducted through Internet technology. The virtual school differs from the traditional school through the physical medium that links administrators, teachers, and students (Archives 2003)." Personally, I am against virtual schooling for myself, despite being able to see its usefulness for certain students. From the experience of taking online tests, online courses do not work for me or most of the people I know who have taken the same, or similar, tests online. The teaching style that students like me require in order to truly thrive educationally is one that entails a teacher being present in the room, being able to
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By taking away the in-person training involved with going into the medical field, students cannot receive the adequate training to properly prepare them for life in the medical field, and will not be able to adequately perform the same maneuvers as students who have trained in person. Case in point, in order to become a medical technician, clinical training is required. For example, a MRI technician is required to go through "a [one-year] Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Training Program which also includes 1000 hours of mandatory MRI Clinical Internship (MAGNETIC n. d.)." Therefore, if a student is going through medical training, they would need a more traditional school rather than a virtual one in order to receive the proper training. In the case of a person looking to pursue an education in medicine, as I am, virtual schooling would simply not be sufficient; a virtual school lacks the hands-on aspect required for the students searching for an education in
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