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Is Remote Education Better Than Traditional Education.

Is Remote Education Better Than Traditional Education.

Logos:       Is remote education better than traditional education? One might ask what is education? Well, friends, education is the process of facilitating learning or acquiring knowledge, skills, value, belief, and habit. They are different types of facilitating learning. There is traditional learning, which most of us are a recipient of, and then comes online or remote learning. Due to COVID-19 all schools across the world was shut down; as a result, education has changed dramatically, with the phenomenal rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms.

Evidence from the U.S Department of Education, in the Executive Summary section states, “Online learning—for students and teachers—is one of the fastest-growing trends in educational uses of technology. The National Centre for Education Statistics (2008) estimated that the number of K-12 public school students enrolling in a technology-based distance education course grew by 65 percent in the two years from 2002-03 to 2004-05. Based on a more recent district survey, Picciano and Seaman (2009) estimated that more than a million K– 12 students took online courses in 2007–08.

(https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf)

 

Pathos:      Some people think that gold is the best investment you can make, but is that true. It’s also the case with remote education verse traditional. With online classes possible, no more “one size fits all.” with real-time lessons on google classroom or zoom, schools can provide effective classroom teaching. With technology’s ability, class information can be through means such as discussion board, video conferencing, and online assessment that can be accessed anywhere at any particular time.

If you a technophobe or just old fashion, let us go back to basics with traditional education, where an instructor is physically present. With face-to-face interaction, sitting in class, taking notes, and partaking in class discussions. Let’s not forget that lit has extra core curricula activities, learning scheduled, which also helps maintain interpersonal relationships. Campus students can rely on administrators to aid in course, libraries that provide materials not accessible by a computer.

 

Ethos: I have been in a traditional classroom before, as many of you, and now I can wholeheartedly say I am experiencing remote learning as of 2020. We will find that there are cons to both types of education, as with everything in life, to mention a few; I find with traditional classroom modality is restrictive, inflexible, and impractical. Technology is not a hundred percent reliable when a technical problem arises; the assignment would be on time, adding to this ordeal, frustration.

In conclusion, Is remote education better than traditional education? There is no right or wrong answer—it is all up to the individual, personal preference, and how you learn best.

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