Compare and contrast classroom instruction with online instruction. Part 2
In part # 1 we discussed the virtues and advantages of classroom instruction. It is the most reliable form of pedagogy to ensure that a student reaches flowering. [ef-lÉï¿½-RESS] – Reach an optimal state of development. I should point out that some educators believe that blended learning or blended education, e-learning, and remote learning do not include classroom instruction. This definition is provided by “teachThought”, updated May 18, 2020. This is a website promoting teachers’ teaching on how to educate students. This is the last requirement [EKS-I-jÉï¿½n-see] – A crisis that requires immediate action in education.
I am also referencing a “What is blended learning and what is not” article from March 4, 2016 so my readers can gauge the difference in definitions and how synchronicity [Ëï¿½siNGkrÉï¿½Ëï¿½nisÉï¿½dÄï¿½] – The state of two or more things or events in perfect synchronization is NOT happening now or in the immediate future. According to the author, Clifford Maxwell, there are 3 definitions of blended learning. They are the first “Blended learning is any formal education program in which a student learns, at least in part, through online learning. with some element of student control over time, place, path and / or pace“. The second definition, “the student learns at least in part in a supervised physical location away from home“And third”, the modalities along the learning path of each student within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience“.
I included these two definitions because they are offered by the Academy: “a group of authorities and leaders in a field of scholarship, art, etc., who are often allowed to dictate standards, prescribe methods, and critique new ideas“What I mean is that definitions have the potential to be harmful. [del-I-teer-ee-uhs] – Harmful; harmful: deleterious influences “on education in any form! The reason I claim this is because of what Clifford Maxwell includes and the latter definition does not; some element of student control over time, place, path, and / or pace. Online learning institutions DO NOT allow this type of instruction for ANY STUDENT at any level of education in this country!
Let me illustrate with a personal observation from my 10 years of online enrollment. And at this point let me just say that NO student gets the education they pay for. Let me focus on the element of student control. Let me say it very clearly; “There is no control over time, where you learn, the curriculum (path), and certainly never the pace” at which students need to learn. It is an advertising tool to place [plÄï¿½-Ëï¿½kÄï¿½t] – “To calm or reassure another person.” All of these expectations are advertised by many universities, and now many high schools (those that are online), such as what is offered at your institution. I would like to illustrate my statements using what I call “factual logic.” The cost of online learning is the same as that of classroom instruction. You cannot use teacher resources at the physical institution if one is available in your state. I had problems with Algebra and was taking classes at an institution in my state. My teacher was a math doctor who couldn’t convey clear thinking if his life depended on it. I went to college to seek help from another resource because my teacher lived in Illinois and was only available for help during scheduled classroom instruction. The head of the math department told me that since I was an online student, he couldn’t help me according to the institution’s policy! If he hadn’t been a disabled vet and promised, he’d be camping out of his office for the rest of his life; it would never have helped me. Any younger student wouldn’t have gotten any help from America’s highest grossing university!
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Dr. Edward J. Archives, AGS, AAS, BSM, Emba, Ed.D. (dual concentrations in organizational and leadership development)
Clifford Maxwell, (March 4, 2016) “WHAT COMBINED LEARNING IS AND IS NOT”, https://www.blendedlearning.org/what-blended-learning-is-and-isn’t/
teachThought, (May 18, 2020) “The Definition of Blended Learning”, https://www.teachthought.com/learning/the-definition-of-blended-learning/