is distance learning is easier or harder to communicate?

By | September 6, 2015


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2 thoughts on “is distance learning is easier or harder to communicate?

  1. Kayla

    Like a distance learning classroom?

    If that is what you’re talking about then, I’ve had some experience with those. I had 3 distance learning classes. There are two types of these classes. One where the teacher actually gets on a webcam and teaches a class, another where you keep in contact with a teacher via email and turn in your work through quizzes and uploading.

    The former one is certainly the coolest. It’s just like having a teacher there with you. They can see you, you can see them, you can ask questions. I took Spanish through distance learning and never ever had a problem learning to pronounce anything, so most of the time you can hear very clearly.

    The only time that communication is tough is when there are connection problems (which happen very very rarely). Even when such things occur, there are still ways to contact your teacher such as email and instant messaging.

    The second type is very open-ended, and I wouldn’t suggest taking a class through that unless you actually more or less knew the subject. You are given the assignments, and the due dates, and then you’re on your own. If you have a problem, you email your teacher and they explain as best they can through an email how to do the work. If you like having an immense amount of freedom, then you would like one of these classes.

    I would have to say that I learned a lot through both types of these classes though. I learned Spanish quite well, and with the other type (through which I took Transitional Math) I learned how to manage my time and find the motivation to do my work. For awhile, a distance learning class will be a bit different and weird, but after a couple of weeks, it’s just like sitting in a classroom with a teacher right in front of you. ^_^

  2. John H

    It depends on your style of learning. Some people learn well in a typical classroom, others teach themselves right out of a book, and some do best with hands on experience. There is no one right style of teaching.

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