Presentation Title

Online VS Face-to-Face Education: Can Online Courses Provide the Same Level of Education as Face-to-Face Courses Without the Nurturing, Attentive, and Physical Aspects?

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented April 1, 2017

Location

IB 1020

Start Date

1-4-2017 11:45 AM

End Date

1-4-2017 12:00 PM

Abstract

Initially, when reviewing this topic, I struggled to find a definitive answer as to whether or not there were any major differences between online and face-to-face education, and what benefits or detriments might arise. After reading and reviewing many different articles on this topic, and using personal experience as another stance, I was able to argue that even though online and face-to-face education can have both positive and negative effects on students’ learning, I concluded that online courses do not provide the same level of education as face-to-face courses do, based on the nurturing, attentive, and often physical aspects that traditional education provides. Of course, there are many different reasons for why students decide to take an online course, from cheaper fees to flexibility of schedule; however, I intend to show others how to appreciate and understand that face-to-face courses have a more effective and helpful way that allows students to obtain a successful academic career. It may be viewed, nowadays, that teaching in classrooms is a “thing of the past”; however, recent studies have shown that teachers prefer the traditional ways of teaching because of the interactive and social aspects that are required to build formal and personal relationships. Despite the ever-changing technology making it easier for online courses to be so accessible and affordable, they fail to recognise the importance of having a physical teacher present in the room to provide those encouraging characteristics of learning that help students strive for excellence in their academic careers.

Department

English and Modern Languages

Faculty Advisor

Ginny Ratsoy

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Online VS Face-to-Face Education: Can Online Courses Provide the Same Level of Education as Face-to-Face Courses Without the Nurturing, Attentive, and Physical Aspects?

IB 1020

Initially, when reviewing this topic, I struggled to find a definitive answer as to whether or not there were any major differences between online and face-to-face education, and what benefits or detriments might arise. After reading and reviewing many different articles on this topic, and using personal experience as another stance, I was able to argue that even though online and face-to-face education can have both positive and negative effects on students’ learning, I concluded that online courses do not provide the same level of education as face-to-face courses do, based on the nurturing, attentive, and often physical aspects that traditional education provides. Of course, there are many different reasons for why students decide to take an online course, from cheaper fees to flexibility of schedule; however, I intend to show others how to appreciate and understand that face-to-face courses have a more effective and helpful way that allows students to obtain a successful academic career. It may be viewed, nowadays, that teaching in classrooms is a “thing of the past”; however, recent studies have shown that teachers prefer the traditional ways of teaching because of the interactive and social aspects that are required to build formal and personal relationships. Despite the ever-changing technology making it easier for online courses to be so accessible and affordable, they fail to recognise the importance of having a physical teacher present in the room to provide those encouraging characteristics of learning that help students strive for excellence in their academic careers.