Monday, July 23, 2007

Distance Education: Online Verses Classroom Learning?

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think that learning online became more popular than the past as it saves time and effort while classroom learning is good as you meet people face to face but it wastew your time also.

humairah shahid said...

in my opinion i think that online learning is far more interesting , interactive and easy to comprehend as compared to taking cumbersome classes in school or somewhere else.In online learning u are not restrained by the time, u can study anywhere at any time where as in the class u have to be there at a particular time,and above all i think that big heavy and bulky books are now replaced by adobe acrobat documents in online learning , u dont have to carry any of the books unlike in the class room .

Anonymous said...

Hi Randall, I don't think online education is a good idea for students who speak English as second language. I am myself now attending some courses in the US and found out that spoken English of some of forein students is not goot enough to participate the class and therefore, it leads to the difficulties in listening to the lectures. Online education program does not give students the face to face interactions as you mentioned. Also, reading the notes dooes not give enough information to students. Being in the class means you can get the experience of the teacher and other ideas from other classmates. There are a lot of disvantages of online education more its advantages.

Bruno said...

It's true that some people might benefit a lot from taking online courses. However, they need to take responsibility for their own learning, which is something most students are not used to. This kind of education requires a lot of commitment and discipline.
Thus, I believe that some face-to-face meetings/sessions could be used to give students guidelines on how to make the most of their courses/time, and also to clear up doubts.

B.D. said...

Even today online learning is little used compared to the preponderance of classroom learning. Thus, learners don't know how to make effective use of this option. What needs to happen is an integration of online learning with classroom learning. Schools should set up, say, an 80/20 ratio of in class to online learning for every course, and in this way teach good online learning skills.

mohamed said...

In my opinion I think that online learning is more freedoom but classroom learning is better than internet because some students were playing around and they will waste ther time . But some times it's good to change your study style

NoioN said...

My opinoin is study online on internet it's not good for unemployed people .. but study online little pit good for worker people because them not have time for go to classes .. but study in the classes it's very interested and focus in the class .. but if I have job and study I can't focus on study because distracted about my job because cutting my salary ..


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rsm1008 said...

With our current fast-paced lifestyle, I prefer learning thru online than having the typical classroom education. For one reason, it would be very flexible to a very busy schedule. One could have learning anytime and anywhere. Another advantage of online learning is the person can have as many resources as possible.Informations from different sources are just one-click away. One need to do is just type the keywords and searching engine will show you the list of related facts. Social aspects of a student may also addressed in this type of learning. There are webcams and chats which are synonymous to face-to-face interaction in a classroom setting. One of the benefits of a chat is you can get ideas from different people from different nations. Therefore online is better than the classroom learning.

Anonymous said...

i think that learning online is good but we should also enroll for the class also because that's the way where can give your ideas to others and also share with them,and you can also gain a confidence to give your pesentation among the groups of people.

Anonymous said...

With the development of technology,online education has become more and more popular.Many people use the internet to learn. They think that it is a convenient and easy way to learn whatever they want.As for me, I am still not sure whether the online education is reliable because we can not meet the teachers face to face so that we can't communicate effectively.Besides, when we have big problems we can not meet the teachers immediately and we have to wait until they are online. I think it is a waste of time.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, online education more usefull that interactive education. First, as it was said before it's save your time and money. The main advantage that you can learn what you need. I have been learning English for 6 years. I learn English by helping books and teachers. But I still don't speak English vey well. I started learn E online I think I succeed in it. thank you Rahdall for this web site helping me learning English.

Anonymous said...

In my pinion teaching in classroom is much better than leaning online because learning class room has a lot of participate, and we can share differete idea with to school friends.

Yo said...

In my opinion, Online Learning has a various advantage of learning.
Especially a person who can't learning education on account of distance, money, time and other environments.
Korea one of the best Internet service in the world support EBS.
EBS which is Korea educational broadcasting system manages online education site which were used by free for student who study public education.
Besides, there are various education site in Korea.
Like Megastudy, Etoos, Vitaedu are have a very popular teacher in Korea.
A popular lecture's occupancy are always rapidly closed but people can educated by Internet nowadays. Even if lecture's quality is lower than real lecture, people can watch many times and can learn anytime.
And online lecture's quality are developed more and more nowadays.

But, I think that only language learning need to actual lecture. Because, Learning language are very important to speak with straight pronunciation and write exactly (like me T.T). Besides language skills can studied more rapidly because of the possible face to face.

Anonymous said...

i think my opinion is that education with computers is better because people have a different ideas. Some people get education from online and with a teacher and so on... i think education with computer is much better than to do it yourself.

Russell said...

Education is not restricted to distance when current high technology makes it easier. It is flexible for students whenever and whereever they'd like to take some classes.
In the future, I hope I would get a certificate which is issued by my desirable school overseas.

Anonymous said...

i think learning online is very usefull specially for people who live far in small towns where they don`t have the possibility to attend the university or an institute.

Anonymous said...

Nowadays there are advantages and desadvantages about study for distance or in a classroom, but i realize that the distance education is increasing because of the widespread of internet.
First of all distance education could be a good alternative for those who do not have time to stay in a classroom, but on the other side you do not have the teacher near to you to teach want you need.
However, classroom learning can be very good for the reason that you can interact with other people, but if you do not have enough time study in a classroom do not be the best idea.
To sum up, i think that depending of what is your type of life you can get more advantages in distance education or classroom education. The most important thing in the world is continue the studies ever!

yeiz said...

I think that learning on line have a big desadvantage: if you need help in a work or home work don't have a teacher with me, it some time it is stressful.

Anonymous said...

I think that learning online is not the best mode of education because it is better when people sit in a class with the teacher, communicate with each other, ask questions when it is not clearly something to them. But I`m sure, that learning online can be a good addition to the basic education.

HanJun Song said...

I disagree with that online learning is more effective than classroom learning.
First of all, students are easily distracted by circumstances such as computer games, internet surfing and cell phone when they take classes through the internet.
Secondly, students can get feedback easily from teachers through classroom learning.
Lastly, classroom learning is wider range of education than online learning.

ged online said...

At first glance, online education might seem like an easy and undervalued way of obtaining your education. However, after years of testing and constant studies, online learning is gaining acceptance by the education industry as an acceptable and productive way of obtaining your education. One such study suggests that online learning is actually a more efficient and effective way for students to learn. Below are some of the pros and cons of online learning versus learning in a traditional classroom setting.

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