Essay on Education and the Internet
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Education and the Internet Due to the expansion of the Internet in recent years, schools and universities around the world have been incorporating more technology into their classrooms. Computers are ever present on college campuses, and many teachers are including them for class activities on a daily basis. With email, a teacher or can be in contact with his or her students outside of the classroom to discuss class work. Computers in the classroom are extremely beneficial for students, more importantly; the use of the Internet allows students easy access to an abundance of information.
Writing an essay in a Moo room is useful for both students and teachers. The structure of a Moo room allows the reader to skip from one room…show more content…
Receiving help is as easy as communicating with the other people online. This saves the hassle of arranging a meeting with a teacher or classmates. This is beneficial because an instant response can be obtained in a matter of seconds. Also, this is the most appropriate place for a correct response to any Moo related questions.
When an essay is completed in a Moo, it is out there for the world to see. In other words, anyone and everyone in the world who has access to the Internet can view it. This leaves an essay open for criticism, which can be used constructively to help the student develop his or her work. It also beneficial for the teachers. It allows the teacher to view the student’s work with the click of a mouse. No longer does class have to be in session for work to be accomplished. Teachers can view an essay over the Internet, then email the student back his or her grade at any time they desire. Essays written on the Internet also free the teacher from carrying around stacks of papers.
Although Moos have many advantages, there are also certain drawbacks to creating an essay in this fashion. When writing an essay in the Moo, the Moo editor may be needed.
The editor contains certain commands that are needed to get around throughout the rooms, and it may be hard to memorize them all. This can be a stressful task to learn the commands, but once they are familiar, travel throughout the Moo rooms is much easier.
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All of our lives, we have gone through school learning with many other students in a classroom, and using books. But what if things were to change? What if instead of getting up to go to school, we simply had to just turn our computers on. Virtual Education is becoming a new way to teach and learn. Using computers, students can interact with other students and instructors, go to a history lecture with people all across the world, and even dissect frogs.
In an article taken from the Internet, "The Top Ten Unique Features and Benefits of the Virtual Classroom" explains 10 reasons why a virtual classroom would be beneficiary to a learning environment.
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"As work and play become more integrated, both students and professors will prefer to have a life, and fit their education/teaching into it." (Leonard, 1997)
An example of a successfully growing VR classroom is through the University of California school systems. Students throughout the UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCSD, UCSB, and UCSC campuses are learning via computers. Elliot Brown Lee, a history professor at UC Santa Barbara, who is coordinating technology efforts system wide, said, "By virtue of our scale, we have the best opportunity among other research universities to demonstrate the potential for increasing the quality of teaching through instructional technology. We have the capability to take the national lead on developing instructional technology." (Tech in Teaching)
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