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Britney Rounsville
Mrs. Cramer
Comp Pd. 7
7 December 2018
Face to Face Learning: Finer Fundamentals

How do you prefer to learn a new skill? Face to face or online? Students disagree on what

is better, online learning, or face to face learning. It is an important topic because it affects

students' day-to-day lives. Online learning, face-to-face classes and social media have all

changed education, for better or worse, through providing jobs for people, ways and having was

to get help through the school and teachers who are willing to help the students. Face to face

learning is superior to online learning because it creates jobs and increases human interaction.

Most importantly, face to face learning provides jobs for people; however, looking at

online learning, it casts people plenty of jobs. This example explains that having face to face

teaching keeps the job rate up. Face to face learning also excludes technical problems that come

with online learning. If a student chooses online learning over face to face learning, students

could have problems with their computer and internet connection, such as WIFI. However, if we

keep face to face learning, then we will have more jobs for people. Face to face learning does not

have any internet problems and students can still learn the subject's students want to learn. The

following quote is from an online study that explains that they tested certain areas of the

student’s work and the outcome favored face to face teaching. People have also been studying

this stuff for years. 1

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This empirical study compared a graduate online course with an equivalent course taught

in a traditional face-to-face format on a variety of outcome measures. Comparisons

included student ratings of instructor and course quality; assessment of course interaction,

structure, and support; and learning outcome measures such as course grades and student

self-assessment of their ability to perform various Instructional Systems Design (ISD)

tasks. Results revealed that the students in the face-to-face course held slightly more

positive perceptions about the instructor and overall course quality although there was no

difference between the two course formats in several measures of learning outcomes. The

findings have direct implications for the creation, development, and delivery of online

instruction. (Johnson)

Announcing, face to face learning can be more one on one and allow time to help

students out who need help. If a student needs help, then the teacher can go into depth about a

topic, if needed. Face to face learning has better results because of the social interactions in class

with a student and their peers. When students go out and get a job, most jobs people can’t do

from home, so students need the social interactions to know how to socialize when they do get a

job. In conclusion we should have face to face learning because it helps kids out when they need

the help during class. Also, it might help students get a job in the future. The following quote

shows that students want to get their social interactions, but they have gone on to social media

instead of meeting people in person. Even though they are British undergraduate students, they

are still students who are trying to find ways to be social. It also shows that students have social
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media and use them often.

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Whilst recent studies suggest that over 95% of British undergraduate students are

regularly using social networking sites, we still know very little about how this

phenomenon impacts on the student experience and, in particular, how it influences

students’ social integration into university life. This paper explores how pre‐registration

engagement with a university Facebook network influences students’ post‐registration

social networks. Research was conducted with first year undergraduates at a British

university using an online survey. Students reported that they specifically joined

Facebook pre‐registration as a means of making new friends at university, as well as

keeping in touch with friends and family at home.” (Madge, Meek, Wellens, and Hooley)

Furthermore, students can stay home and do their class work in bed. Some students might

disagree with this argument because if students just stay in bed all day, then the students might

not get any social interactions and then it might affect how they act in the community. They

might also just stay in bed all day and not get any exercise that you need during the day like

walking to your classes. The following quote is showing that students have a rough time having

social interactions through online learning and that it is a frustration to them. 3

A factor often ignored by many educators, but one that may make the difference between

a successful and unsuccessful online learning environment for many students. The

importance of a proper appreciation of the learner's social context is stressed, as is the

concept of the ‘virtual self’ that individual learners may choose to portray during online

communication. The authors suggest three protocols that can be built into the fabric of

online courses in order that a sense of community may be enabled to exist, and

productive social interaction can occur. These are (1) the greater use of synchronous

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communication facilities (in addition to, rather than instead of, asynchronous ones) (2)

the deliberate design and inclusion of a ‘forming’ stage, or ‘warm-up’ period,

incorporated as an essential component into the course structure, and (3) a much greater

emphasis on the provision of (and adherence to) guidelines for successful online

communication. For students studying in an online environment, social interaction with

peers and educators can often be an exercise in frustration. If such frustration is to be

minimized, much thought needs to be given to the methods of communication that will be

utilized, so that the online environment fulfils the human desire for social integration.

(Mclnnerney and Roberts)

If online learning is an option, then students can learn at their own pace and get stuff

done as early as they want or get it done on time. Students can still work at their own pace, but

the students still might have to wait on their teachers to grade their work and give out other

assignments for the students to do. Therefore, a student can do their work at home, but if they do

that, then they might not get the social interactions that they need to be able to have social skills

and be a social person. Then students can do online learning at their own pace, but their teacher

might not grade or give out assignments as fast as students would like them to.

Shocking, online learning, face-to-face classes and social media have all changed

education, for better or worse. Face to face learning provides jobs for people and if we go to

online learning then we lose plenty of jobs. Also face to face learning can be more one on one

and help students out that need the help, but you can stay home and do your class work in bed,

but then students might not get the social interactions they need to act correctly in the

community. Then if online learning is an option, then the students can learn at their own pace

and get stuff done as early as they want or get it done on time. In conclusion, online learning,

face-to-face classes and social media have all changed education, for better or worse, and, face to
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face learning provide jobs for people, has plenty of ways to get help in school. Also, face to face

learning is superior to online learning because it creates jobs and increases human interaction.