It is a fact that not everyone has embraced this development. Critics charge that it is cold and impersonal, and although there are opportunities for classroom camaraderie (through e-mail and electronic bulletin boards, for example), it doesn’t replicate the experience of a real classroom (Stennes, n.d.).
Stennes further adds that historically, virtual learning has tended to be a little dry, relying mainly on text and graphs to convey information. Advances in computing power and communication networks are changing this, but multimedia-learning experiences remain richer and easier in a traditional classroom setting. Moreover, the use of object learning makes students more initiative than traditional classroom learning, a value that object learning offers its students if that is what you are looking for.
However, I understand your point. Just like what I’ve mentioned from my first reply, I still prefer going to the library and borrow books instead of using the internet as a resource. I firmly believe that though web-based learning is a beneficial educational tool nowadays, it cannot and will probably never replace, traditional learning. In order to maximize its effectiveness though, it still depends on the educators to develop, adapt and modify a teaching technique designed to properly meet the needs of the students.
I hope this could help in any way.
Stennes, C. (n. d.). Advantages and Disadvantages of Web-based Learning. Retrieved August 14, 2008 from http://www.resourcesunlimited.com
Josh wrote:students are like sheep, who needs a shepherd to lead its way to the meadows and the shepherd is the guiding light when the sheep will be gone astray.
No matter how rich accesible knowledge we get from web-based learning center, we still need each other to enrich what we learn and we also need a teacher who will lead us to the right direction when time comes knowledge seem to be in the darkDivinia Joy Tuzon wrote:Hello Kriselda! Truly, no matter how many sites and articles we try to read about a particular subject matter, it will not suffice a comprehensive learning. Hence, cooperative and interactive learning such as the approach we are using in our class will lead to a higher individual and group achievement. It also provides us with more new ideas and even solutions to existing problems. In addition, I’ve read from the Encyclopedia of Educational Technology that compared to individual or competitive work, students working in cooperative groups tend to be more intrinsically motivated, intellectually curious, caring of others, and psychologically healthy.
Baylon, C. (2005). Cooperative learning. In B. Hoffman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. Retrieved August 14, 2008, from http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/coopgroups/start.htm
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