Conventional learning is evolving with the help of computers and online technology. New ways of learning are now available, and improved access is one of the most important benefits available. People all around the world are experiencing improved mobility as a result of the freedom and potential that online learning provides, and as academic institutions and learning organisations adopt online learning technologies and remote-access learning, formal academic education is becoming increasingly legitimate. This essay argues the contemporary benefits of online learning, and that these benefits significantly outweigh the issues, challenges and disadvantages of online learning.
Online learning is giving people new choices and newfound flexibility with their personal learning and development. Whereas before, formal academic qualifications could only be gained by participating in a full time course on site, the internet has allowed institutions to expand their reach and offer recognized courses on a contact-partial, or totally virtual, basis. Institutions can do so with relatively few extra resources, and for paid courses this constitutes excellent value, and the student benefits with greater educational access and greater flexibility to learn and get qualified even when there lots of other personal commitments to deal with.
Flexibility is certainly one of the most important benefits, but just as important is educational access. On top of the internet’s widespread presence in developed countries, the internet is becoming increasingly available in newly developed and developing countries. Even without considering the general informational exposure that the internet delivers, online academic courses and learning initiatives are becoming more aware of the needs of people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and this means that people from such backgrounds are in a much better position to learn and progress than they used to be.
The biggest argument that raises doubt over online learning is the quality of online courses in comparison to conventional courses. Are such online courses good enough for employers to take notice? The second biggest argument is the current reality that faces many people from disadvantaged backgrounds, despite the improvements made in this area in recent years – they do not have the level of basic access needed to benefit from online learning. In fact, there are numerous sources of evidence that claim disadvantaged students are not receiving anywhere near the sort of benefits that online learning institutions and promoters are trying to instigate. Currently there are many organisations, campaigns and initiatives that are working to expand access to higher education. With such high participation, it can be argued that it is only a matter of time before the benefits are truly realised, but what about the global online infrastructure?
There is another argument that is very difficult to dispel, and that is the response of different types of students to the online learning paradigm. Evidence shows that there are certain groups of students that benefit from college distance learning much more than other groups. In essence, students must be highly motivated and highly disciplined if they are to learn effectively in their own private environment.
Online classes versus conventional classes
Have you ever taken an online class? Many people are choosing online classes because of the benefits it offers. However, a traditional class still giving you a lot of opportunities that any online class will give. there are a lot of differences between an online class and a traditional class.
Online classes are a fantastic possibility for those who cannot travel to college. In addition, online classes are wonderful for people with disabilities ro diseases such as dyslexia. It's also a good option for women with children that can't spend a lot of time traveling and being in a traditional class. Even though people connecting to a computer can't know other students' ideas ro share their ideas,at least they can contact their professor and ask questions. Also they have the benefit of stopping and rewining the lecture when they do not understand something. For example, my friend Gisselle was taking an online class, and she didn't understand a concept, so she stopped the lesson, took a break and then sit down again. It was how she could get it. Online classes can be awesome, but traditional classes also have their good points.
Many colleges and universities have a campus. If for some reason the students can't travel every day to the college, they have the choice of staying on the campus for a while and not spending money on gasoline. Even though campuses are a little expensive, it's a good option for young people that do not have a lot of responsibilities with family or jobs. Furthermore, in a conventional class people cna share their thought, get ideas from other students and be actively involved in the class. In a face-to-face class students have special attention from the instructor. For instance, when I started ESLW-04 in September, the first thing I did was telling the professor my weakness in that material and that I needed special help with it. So she helped me, and I improved.
o conclude, although online classes and traditional classes have a lot of differences, they have something in common. Both of them are for peoplel that really want to study, want to have a better future and are focus on their goals. Being a good student is not easy, but it is the beginning for those who want a wonderful proffesional.
Online classes versus conventional classes
In my opinion, this question should not be your opening statement; rather the following sentence should be...
For example, my friend Gisselle was taking an online class, and she didn't understand a concept, so she stopped the lesson, took a break and then sat down again.
It was just what she needed to understand the lesson.
For instance, when I started ESLW-04 in September, the first thing I did was tell the professor...
Being a good student is not easy, but it is the beginning for those who want a rewarding professional career.
I have made a few slight corrections and revisions, but all in all, great job!! :)
I am thinking of this :
"...Even though people connecting to a computer can't know their fellow students' ideas to share theirs/ in order to share theirs.."
"...can share their thoughts .."
please , these are just suggestions , maybe you'll have better ones
I am currently attending an online college. I am really enjoying it.
Thank you very much!! Do you have some good idea of better hook for this topic?