Different Perspectives On Online Learning Essay

1202 Words Oct 12th, 2016 5 Pages
As we all know, technology is constantly evolving. The perfect example of technological advancements is online learning. Online learning is something that has been around for some time now, but has just recently become much more significant. There are a lot of benefits and supporters of this new learning approach and likewise there are also many disadvantages and opponents. In this essay, I will be talking about two different perspectives on online learning. One perspective is from Daphne Koller who cofounded Coursera and is encouraging the most elite universities to put their courses online for free. The other perspective comes from Jonathan Rees who is a college professor. In his article, he spends a majority of his time refuting what Koller had spoken about. Like Barbara Huttmann, the author of “Crime of Compassion” they are both confident in their morals and what they believe in. Although, both Koller and Rees disagree on many aspects of online learning, they are both very compassionate about making sure everyone is given equal opportunities to acquire a quality education. Education is something that most people take a lot of pride in. For example, Daphne Koller says, “education is a human right” (Koller). I think that a lot of people would agree that education is not something that should be taken for granted. That is why there are laws to enforce that children must be in school until they reach a specific age before they are allowed to drop out. After they have…

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