The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning

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Virtual Learning has a place

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Virtual Learning has a place in education. Education must adapt to the world of online learning. Requiring all students to take one online class for graduation is in the future. How much face-to-face learning a student needs would be based on an individuals learning plan for all students. Some face-to-face would be a requirement for all students. Social skills need to be taught.

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In my opinion I believe that most of the student body population spend about 50% of their daily life on the computer/cell phone in the first place. Why encourage them to waste the other 50% on the same thing that they are already wasting it on. It's encouraging students to have a machine do everything for them. As the Design Chief of the Yearbook I spend most of my day connected to the Lap Top. I don't want to spend my whole day on something I can easily do myself. Advantages: Students go at their out pace, with nothing to worry about. Disadvantage: The computer is doing all the work for them. They're basically holding a mouse typing in a few words every now and then. They're relying on something that they can easily do by themselves; their taking the easy way out of things.

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In my opinion I believe that most of the student body population spend about 50% of their daily life on the computer/cell phone in the first place. Why encourage them to waste the other 50% on the same thing that they are already wasting it on. It's encouraging students to have a machine do everything for them. As the Design Chief of the Yearbook I spend most of my day connected to the Lap Top. I don't want to spend my whole day on something I can easily do myself. Advantages: Students go at their out pace, with nothing to worry about. Disadvantage: The computer is doing all the work for them. They're basically holding a mouse typing in a few words every now and then. They're relying on something that they can easily do by themselves; their taking the easy way out of things.

I think that virtual learning

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I think that virtual learning is good and bad. It may be bad for those students who need the push they get from having deadlines and a teacher reminding them what needs to be done. On the otherhand virtual learning is good because it is flexible and offers those who are motivated on their own a chance to get ahead.

I think virtual classes can

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I think virtual classes can be beneficial depending on the person. For me, I don't think i'd have the dedication for it and that I would gt less done. For others, it may be easier and work better for their schedule. I also think that computers have lot of complications that would bring up problems with the class.

I think that virtual learning

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I think that virtual learning can be good for some people, but in my opinion i would not have dedication to go through school through the computer. It is a lot easier to sit in a regular classroom and learn the way classes should be taught.

I think that virtual learning

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I think that virtual learning can be good for some people, but in my opinion i would not have dedication to go through school through the computer. It is a lot easier to sit in a regular classroom and learn the way classes should be taught.

Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

Online Learning has changed dramatically!

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Hi Michelle --

You're so right when you say "If we don't change with technology, we will lost students." This video was actually produced in 2005, so you can imagine how the technology has evolved since then. Lasy tear, we produced a comprehensive package on "The Digital Generation." It has over 15 student profiles (outlining how they specifically interact with technology), plus downloads and resources to help you get started to engage this "digital generation" in your classroom.

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After watching this video, it really made me think about how learning has changed so much since I was in school. If we don't change with technology, we will lose a lot a students unable to reach them. Online learning is way more interactive than classroom lecture, keeping the student more actively engaged. The student doesn't have the option to disappear in the back of the classroom doodling in his notebook, or texting his girlfriend.

11, 12 grade psychology teacher from Barry Goldwater High School, Phoenix

After watching this video, it

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After watching this video, it really made me think about how learning has changed so much since I was in school. If we don't change with technology, we will lose a lot a students unable to reach them. Online learning is way more interactive than classroom lecture, keeping the student more actively engaged. The student doesn't have the option to disappear in the back of the classroom doodling in his notebook, or texting his girlfriend.

11, 12 grade psychology teacher from Barry Goldwater High School, Phoenix

Michele Savoia

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I really loved the video, because it shows how we as educators need to keep up with technology of the new learners today. It was like I was watching parts of my own children, and how they learn so differently than I do. This is more interactive than just a student passively listening to a class lecture in the back of a classroom doodling in his notebook. Online education engages students in a whole new way.

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