Sunday, November 20, 2011

Blog post #13(Option 2)

computers surrounding the globe

In option two of blog post #13 we were asked to read the New York Times post My Teacher Is an App by Stephanie Banchero and Stephanie Simon. The article talked about the public education system becoming more cyber. Online classes have been offered by universities for years and now the trend is starting to grow in high school and even all the way down to elementary school. Many students across the nation are now taking at least one online class and the number of students taking full class loads online continue to increase as well.

There are pros and cons to online learning. Results recorded by students' test scores widely vary. Many politicians and school board higher ups would like to see more students taking all online classes. I whole heartily agree with one suggestion in the article that states that the blended class loads should be more highly endorsed. I believe that students should be expanding themselves in technology and take some classes online, however there should also be a time when students come into a structured classroom setting and be able to interact with their peers and ask questions to teachers to help with their studies.

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