Is Online Education More Effective Then Traditional Education
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Plus there are many subject matters that cannot be taught online and almost always requires you to sit and learn from either an instructor or through hands on.
by "kids" it sounds like you are suggest high schoolers- Online education isn't feasible at all for them as they are still required to go and learn witting a school building.
I terms of college students, Online lessons often will not carry him/he as far as going and learning at the college would. While textbooks are very heavy, e-books are an option but DOES NOT count as online education- it would still be traditional education but with heavier textbooks replaced with an electronic option.
Handwriting should NOT be avoided- you can't run away from it. No matter where you go and/or how you live, there are always forms that cannot be filled out online and still require you to write.
You will always need to type AND write and while your handwriting does not need to be great- it just needs to be decently readable,
Many people often blame the use of technology to be the cause of worse handwriting- While this isn't always the case, that also isn't the subject of this debate.
It is faster to type than to write out your thoughts, that's why projects are often type -is school- rather than written out. HOWEVER, many students never learn to type properly as it isn't mandatory in many schools to take a typing class thus reducing ones efficiency, often to "search and peck" speeds...
Digital storage isn't always better- while it makes it easier to create redundant copies of a file, I have seen many classmates lose there saved document BUT still have the physical copy to re-type from.
I am a high school senior an I know this for a FACT, and going between 3 school- it is always the same.
Buying a book online and/or sampling is not an example of online education. Even a small library has plenty of books to choose from to get research done- and many libraries have either more than one copy of certain books or can request a copy from one of the many other branch libraries.
Online information is not online education, is is simply another source of information to conduct research.
Online storage is not a better option as it is not always accessible, you should keep a copy with you locally (either on a thumb drive or on your computer) There are many situations where remotely stored files get lost as there are many factors involved.
You CAN NOT avoid handwriting by using a printer, either. There are many things that will continue to require an individual to write- such as sensitive documents that require signatures (heck, most schools require you to sign a student contract at the beginning of the year)
There are also many things an online education cannot offer that traditional education can. You wouldn't be able to ask a teacher directly for help, as an example.
Google drive and other collaborative tools are very clunky and can be slow- Your argument is simply not valid as you have not tried it yourself.
What others have said to you about it simply does not form a good argument.
online office services like Google drive often have incompatibilities with documents that causes lost formatting an you also lose many options that are otherwise unnecessary to create a well organized document.
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Vote Placed by bladerunner060 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: A narrow squeak of a victory for Con. Frankly, I don't think either side sufficiently supported their case, but Pro had the presumptive BoP to support the motion, and did not do so adequately, so arguments to Con. The other categories seemed equal enough to warrant no points. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.
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