The Benefits Of Online Learning Analysis

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Many college students believe in obtaining a higher education. However, not all concur on the path taken to obtain that degree. The article “Online learning turns college into assembly line” written by Rick Roth (2012) suggested that many online courses taint or remove the learning process in different ways, therefore eliminating the ability to be creative and think for one’s self (para. 5). Yet, in the article “The Benefits of Online Learning” written by Tom Snyder (2013) he strongly advocated that the future of education relied heavily in the use of online instruction (para. 1). This brings to light a new challenge for those wanting to pursue a higher education, when deciding between traditional or online instruction. Although both of …show more content…
7). Although there exists a need for the instructor to be able to determine if the information is being understood and retained by his students, hybrid education will still facilitate this type of information delivery, and dissemination to take place during the seated portion of the class. Furthermore, enabling the instructor to ensure that information is not only being received, but more importantly understood by still attending class on campus. This would then allow the student to make better application of the lesson on assignments taken home. Certain educators might say that with the hybrid style course, there is still a cut in the overall time inside the classroom. However, I believe that Roth overlooked that this reduction will result in less time spent commuting, and the added stress of even showing up to class, which can be a challenge in itself. Therefore, allowing for more opportune times to log on, and learn when the environment is more conducive to …show more content…
As many college students try to keep up with their many roles and responsibilities, they must determine what educational path they will take. Roth (2012) stated that human interaction offered in a traditional classroom setting offers the student the ability to think and create. On the other hand, Synder (2013) reminded us that having the ability to learn at one’s own speed helps tremendously in today’s fast paced society. However, not all students will flourish in their education by being placed into either category solely. That is why it is imperative for institutions of higher education to consider the needs of their customer, the students. They must take into account the effectiveness of both traditional and online instruction and combine these into one. However, hybrid education will not solve all problems in regards to educational needs. Obstacles will still be present and require innovative thinking to navigate around. Therefore, colleges need to remain flexible, and continue to reevaluate their programs so as to study and understand the effectiveness of their education process. Consequently, by becoming proactive, and highlighting individual strengths of the traditional and online educational programs will further help facilitate new ideas, and ways of

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