On-Line Teaching vs Traditional Teaching

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Traditional Teaching vs Online Teaching

Nowadays, education becomes one of the important things in human life. Most of the individual in the earth is aware to obtain the education. Besides that, every country always concern on developing the quality of the education to improve the human resources. If the quality of human resources of a country is good, indeed, the quality of that country will be good too. As the matter of fact, we cannot deny that the improvement of technology really influence the education itself. Last time, before the advance of technology, the implementation of education system is still traditional. But, it is different nowadays. The implementation of the education is not only traditional but also online. In traditional teaching, the power and responsibility are held by the teacher and they play the role of instructor in the form of lectures or teachers and decision maker in regards to curriculum content and specific outcomes. Besides that, traditional teaching doesn't encourage critical thinking skills because the teachers regard students as having 'knowledge holes' that need to be filled with information and the student’s ability to actively apply information gained through experience and reasoning. Instead, traditional teaching emphasizes the role of teachers as knowledge dispensers and students as repositories. This style of learning doesn't allow student’s deeper levels of understanding required for complex concept and lifelong learning. In short, the traditional teacher views that it is the teacher that causes learning to occur (Novak, 1998). Traditional teacher focuses on basic skills and gradually builds to a whole. While this simplifies learning, it provides little context, which can disconnect learners. In contrast, in online teaching, teachers are required to spend time developing good resources that can be accessed online as this is a basic requirement of teaching in the online environment. Thus, a Google search is required by the teacher as information on the web must be screened before allowing student to use them (Alfred, 2010). As technology continues to grow, teachers must spend time researching new technologies that may enhance student learning. For example, various mediums such as SCORMs, WIKI’s, Blogs, Forums, and Web quests. It is vital as online methodologies require time by teachers to study up on the latest developments in electronic media going beyond a PowerPoint and word processor to communicate with students (Alfred, 2010). Besides, it requires teachers to be able to communicate effectively using technology and written word. This is because with the restrictions of communication with students, how the teachers communicate in an online environment is vital (Alfred, 2010). After all, the entire ultimate goal in online teaching is to get the message across to the students. In a traditional learning environment, a teacher meets with her students on a regular basis. They provide direct instruction on the course materials, issues reminders about due dates, and offers one-on-one assistance with completing assignments. They are physically present as a motivator who helps her students completes a course. So, they consider the lesson's content and delivery are the most important. In a traditional classroom, some students could get left behind because although the student may attend class, the student may not participate in any discussions or may not communicate any problems he is having learning the subject. So, students master knowledge through drill and practice such as rote learning. The classroom environment, it's not uncommon for children to become bored or frustrated. . The most common seating arrangement in class used by the traditionalists is rows. The teacher should understand the fact that, some children learn better by visual means, others will learn better with auditory means, and still others are going to learn better with a hands-on approach. On the contrary, in an...
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