Higher education has changed more in the past ten years than it has at any point since the 1940’s. The evolution of technology has blown up online learning broadening the horizon of who receives postsecondary education. Online learning offers an alternative to a traditional four year postsecondary institution of education. With technology only further advancing we can only look to see more of a contribution online institutions make to a postsecondary education. Many traditional universities even now are offering online degree programs alongside their traditional postsecondary educational programs. While online school may be convenient for some I feel a traditional postsecondary education is a much more effective way to learn information. More »
Education in the 21st century
Education has taken a complete change in the past decade. Over the past 10 or more years, technology has become more advanced; resulting in the advancement of education. The schooling system has changed in general, like class sizes and quality of teachers. With all this change, I still prefer in-class teaching, in a small classroom to where I can form a bond with my teacher, but still not cross over the line of having an inappropriate relationship with her/him. Still, an interactive learning relationship.
Classrooms in society today revolve around technology. Students have laptops, tablets or a phone on them at all times. Advancements in technology and being able to have information so easily accessible, makes life easy and productive. This is why schools are incorporating them into the education system. The school systems have changed so much from when I started going to school until now. Education now can be learned online and outside of the traditional classroom. The advances in technology are allowing people to stay in their houses and go on their computers instead of attending class and going to school. Having computers and technology in a classroom setting changes the process of education. Online learning is a good way to learn efficiently, but to receive the most from education you need the classroom setting.
Schools today promote the use of technology in almost every subject. Even if the class does not have the use of technology in the course there is still use of technology to learn more about it. Modern day classes do not have as much face to face contact as they did in the past. Some teachers will not even feel like coming to classes some days because they can just put the lecture online. I feel that the face to face lectures are so much better for learning because there are so much more things one can do if they do not understand the material instead of just googling it. There are also many more distractions when one is on a computer. For example, when I am doing work on my computer I find myself going onto YouTube to look up how to do something then end up watching funny videos. Or I find myself “taking a break” and turning on a video game and then I waste an hour of good learning time. More »
The Dangers of Online Education
In recent years, education has taken a huge leap towards trying to become more technological. Larger state schools are trying to head towards more online education program. Computers are beginning to become distractions for students more than educational tools for success. People get a computer for school so they can do school work that is needed for the classes, not for distraction from school work. The classroom community is being taken away by the idea of online education. Creating relationships with others cannot be done in front of a computer screen. Online education is a hit or miss when it comes to certain people. Some people understand how to learn online and some do not. People who do not grasp on to online education usually just try to find a way to pass the class than actually learning something. Their computers become more like an answer search tool than a resource for education. Online education should not be allowed in or outside the classroom with a few exceptions.
Have you ever wondered if the school system should be changed? Throughout this paper I give my opinion on what I would like my education to look like, what environment I want it to be in, what I believe should be changed, and how the school system has been over the years. Many people do not pay much attention to how the schools actually affect/influence the children. One main thing is standardized testing. Many people, for some reason, believe that if they receive a high grade on a test that they are smarter, but lots of students learn differently have also have different strengths in subjects. More »
In the last few years, higher education has changed in quite a few ways. For example, in an article for CNN Fareed Zakaria says, “The final strength of a liberal education is that it teaches you how to learn – to read in a variety of subjects, find data, analyze information.” Liberal art colleges want to expand the level of critical thinking and learning. Ultimately, everyone forms their opinion based on their experiences. In the same article Zakaria acknowledges, “Even President Obama recently urged students to keep in mind that a technical training could be more valuable than a degree in art history.” Some people support online education, others support liberal arts education, others even support technical colleges. I am person that will always support a liberal arts education.
In today’s ever changing world it’s clear to state that technology has made a significant impact in the current education system. I have encountered several ways of education that have both positively and negatively impacted not only my education experience but my life in general. Education is very important to an individual’s future and their life.There are many distinctive ways of how education can be administered such as the traditional in-class lecture, active in-class teaching, and online education. While all teaching methods generally have the same concept in mind there is a distinct difference between them. An active classroom education is much more effective than online education because it involves interpersonal skills such as collaboration, communication and long lasting critical thinking skills that can not be taught elsewhere. These skills significantly benefit the student’s educational path and their future career endeavor that online education cannot provide. In-class active learning goes the extra mile to impact a student’s overall educational experience and life path.
Online learning is taking over liberal arts learning in many convenient ways. Taking classes online is helping students stay in focus and actively participate in the class discussions. In a new online school program, known as Minerva, recently opened up for students. This school has had a great start and is hoping to really expand and maybe even replace colleges. Online schools are not only time saving but also could help kids not deal with “helicopter” teachers. These sorts of teachers are stopping kids from learning the way they should and learn to be independent. There are just various reasons why online classes are definitely better than classes in a classroom. More »
Higher education systems have been evolving in the last couple of decades. Classrooms are being set up more electronic based and teachers are becoming less active throughout the classrooms. Many lessons and academic services are becoming more and more available online for easy access to students. Though the “trend” of higher education may be heading towards this direction, active teaching and in class learning allows for the best environment for students to learn and grow.
Throughout my seventeen years of education, there have been of a lot of change. New lessons are being taught, teachers have developed new ways of teaching students and the most noticeable change, technology. The use of technology in higher education has become a reliable source for not only students but teachers as well. Teachers are now conducting online classes for students. Students are able to find new information to help them understand the lesson being taught. Technology has become a major source in every aspect of higher education but despite the widespread use of technology, it also provides some challenges for students. With technology in classrooms, students are faced with some issues, for instance distraction, cheating as well as laziness in their studies. Even though technology has become a big part of our education, it has also serves as an obstacle in a student success. Technology can be unfavorable to students and we should think about getting rid of it in most classrooms.
Technology is moving forward in an extremely fast rate. The new technology is spreading knowledge across the entire planet. When I look at this at first glance it seems great, but once I move in for a closer examination; not everything is as good as it seems. When technology is moved into the classroom, teachers can become lazy and rely on the technology. Inside the classroom, the technology is advancing learning techniques. This is good, but the future might be grim if technology takes over our life. Online classes are a false hope for students. They seem like a great way to connect to better teachers, and a larger variety of classes. Conversely, they take students away from the social aspect of school. Young students, especially, need to have a good mentor to look up too. Hence, students should not have as much technology in the classroom as there is now. They need real life experiences with good teachers. More »
When it comes to the education that is needed in society, there are a number of things that can go wrong when trying to achieve that education. It could be from the way a teacher hovers over a student or not to whether the class is online or not. These are all things that can affect the learning environment in positive or negative ways. There are positives and negatives to the way teachers teach and if a class is online or not that makes good or bad impacts on the education that people try to achieve. Teachers that hover over their students to help them learn and classes that are taken online weaken the education that students are trying to succeed in. More »
Education has been changing a lot in the past years. People are starting to think differently about the various ways one can learn. For an example there are different learning styles such as; auditory, visual, or kinesthetic. Not everyone learns at the same pace or learns best by using pen and paper or a computer. This can make the classroom extremely diverse and difficult to assume one type of teaching style will fit all the students in the class. Teachers should adjust their teaching styles to keep up with modern day education. This doesn’t necessarily mean that people should discard the traditional ways of learning but rather adapt to new concepts and apply them to a traditional classroom. Some of these new ways are allowing students to choose their own pace or online classes. There are many flaws in the new modern day education.
With times changing and technology becoming more popular in today’s date, online learning is becoming a bigger topic. In Brooks article, The Campus Tsunami he talks about how online learning is coming, either for better or for worse. Universities have embraced the internet and are now looking to online activity for their futures. Online learning can help students by bringing a whole new perspective to education. More »
Higher education has made major changes ever since the internet was introduced. As New York Times writer, David Brooks, claims there will be a tsunami of technology. He claims that the college classroom will essential be nonexistent and college will simply be online. Computers have become more significantly used. In high school, we were introduced to tablets. We started typing papers more than writing them. Many colleges have resulted to more electronic teaching tool based courses. By using technology, I have felt we are able to move at a fast organized pace. I believe the best classroom of the future is some technology based but still be focused on the old concepts such as paper and pen. The classroom is advancing but I think it should advance only to a point because then the benefits of electronics in the classroom becomes harmful. More »
In the article, “The Campus Tsunami”, the author, David Brooks, brings attention to the fact that online learning is coming. Even though online learning is the new, tech-savvy way of learning, I believe learning should take place in a classroom. Online education may offer more classes and subjects, but it does not offer face to face discussion with teachers/professors and other students. Face to face discussion makes classroom learning ideal because it allows students to ask their teacher questions and get ideas from other students. Classroom learning offers techniques that allow for optimal learning which is why learning should take place in a classroom and not online. More »