Rogerian paper: Comparing student learning: Traditional Learning vs. Online Learning

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McKenzie Morse
Sam Zahran
ENG 112
15 April 2014
Comparing student learning: Traditional Learning vs. Online Learning Which type of learning is better, traditional or online? As we all know, attending a college or university is nothing new. For the longest time the biggest issues for students were which school to attend and how to pay for it. However, with new and constant developments in modern technology these students are faced with a new problem: which type of learning is better, traditional or online? Students are not the only ones dealing with this dilemma; schools are also presented with the same issue. Not only do schools have to be concerned with which type of learning is best for their students but also which type of
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Many teachers provide their contact information online so if a student gets off track they can personally email, call, or meet with their instructor with any questions they may have. With online learning more students can attend a class without it affecting the classroom as a whole. Normally having too many students in an actual classroom is a negative thing. However, with online classes it does not matter. There is a higher student to teacher ratio without affecting the overall classroom. In addition to this, schools no longer need the same amount of classroom space. Online classes are more effective because they are more challenging. A student does not have peers to interact with and has to actively search for answers to an assignment. A student has to use their own resources and discussion boards to find these answers. All of this independent learning can help a student to remember more of the information they found on their own instead of having it handed to them. Students who took all of their classes online performed better than those who took the same course via traditional face-to-face learning (Visser 177). The final reason that makes online learning better than traditional learning is it is much more convenient or easier to attend. It is a fact that not everyone can make it class every day. Just like not everyone can make it to work every day. Missing class may not be on purpose but sometimes things can come up. Some people have kids