Online Higher Education's Individualist Fallacy By Johann Neem

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Critical Analysis of “Online Higher Education’s Individualist Fallacy” by Johann N. Neem

Many students around the country have the ultimate dream to start a higher education. In these days, technology is changing in our society providing the students with efficient access to faster internet, emails, and unlimited access to information. Online and traditional education offer to students a variety of options to achieve an educational success in students. Moreover, certain students choose to take some classes online for the flexibility of the schedule and some students decide to attend traditional college for the social interaction and discipline to complete their educational assignments on a daily basis. Neem use the claim and appeal, in an
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Many techno utopists proclaim that computers are becoming smarter, more humans, but Lanier wonders whether that is because we tend to reduce our human horizon to interact with our machines. This certainly is one of the dangers of online higher education “(Neem 104). This is a logical fallacy that seems strong at first, but alternately do not make sense. In addition, the author is using an expert opinion as evidence. The expert opinion tend to use hasty generalization at the end of this opinion that everyone is more focus in technology rather than social interaction.
Lastly, the author expressed “The advocates of online higher education forget the importance of institutional culture in shaping how people learn. College is more than accessing information; it is about developing an attitude toward knowledge “(Neem 103). This is the central idea of the argument of the author, giving to the writers more questions that answers. Presenting irrelevant information and incomplete facts about the way that the reader got the conclusion that students taking an online class do not have social interaction with other students or outstanding academic

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