The Influence Of Online Education

834 Words4 Pages
Technology has always been a major counterpart of human civilization. New technology brings changes in our living and eventually forces us to adapt to it. From the days of Stone Age to the modernized world of computers, where a tiny microchip holds information similar to the brain, humans have endlessly modified their facets of life with the invention of new technologies. Among many areas, education is one such field where the new technology have made huge impact in many calculable and incalculable ways. Current educational phase is primarily divided into two forms, traditional schooling and online learning programs. Both, although distinctly favorable in its own place, are assumed to be equally productive in bestowing best of education to…show more content…
As the argument comes with the experience, I have once had a very terrible relationship with the online learning. The first and the only time I ever took full-fledged online class was during my senior year in high school. I had taken Chemistry and Algebra 2 through the online learning center, FLVS, for my credit recovery. Generally, I am a very techno-friendly person and I welcome any developments that comes as a result of new technologies. But, I did not enjoy the influence of internet in altogether different form of learning. Most students in this perpetual learning environment would prefer taking classes from home rather than spending extra time at school. And who wouldn’t? But, my one encounter with online education left me uninspired. It taught me how reckless online learning can sometime be. One of the biggest drawbacks of online education that affects the students directly is the absence of interactions among the peers. Unlike the traditional classroom, where the students sits around the room conversing and interacting productively with their classmates, it is unrealistic to expect that…show more content…
Great thing about live class discussions is that, it brings out all the misunderstanding that a student might have. Once they are heard, it easily clears out their doubts and mistakes. So, when the actual class conversation is missing in a rather needed area, the students learns little or nothing about the importance of effective communications. According to Sherry Turkle, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in her essay “The Flight From Conversation” states that the lack of verbal conversation promotes impatience among people and it will also “diminish the chance to learn skills of self-reflection” (Turkle). Another direct way that a student is likely to efficiently progress is when they get full supports and resources from their respective instructor at the desired time. Like the instant connections that happens between the students and the instructor in the regular classroom, online learning tends to avoid that to certain extent. To reach to the instructor immediately, one has to wait in queue similar like the one in the supermarket. The only difference is that here you will be tailing on your devices. The instructor may have other needy students in line to get
Open Document