is direct learning from a teacher is better than vedio conference learning?
July 22, 2008 2:05am CST
I think direct learning from a teacher is better than vedio conferencing learning. Because from direct learnig you can directly(means emotionally) interact with the teacher. In this learnig the teacher knows you and your doubts. But through vedio conferencing someone out there will teach you without knowing your problems and just go on teaching. So it will be difficult to understand and digest those things. I will go with direct learning. If you have any other suggestion then please go on writing your ideas.
22 Jul 08
I think it depends to the teacher on how she/he used the both strategy.. If the teacher is boring and cannot motivate the students to learn the it is useless for the teacher to use the direct learning because the interaction of the students is less and the students might not be interest to the lesson.. What is really important in here is on how the teacher used the strategy and the materials to teach the students.. No matter how good is the strategy is and how beautiful and unique the materials she/he have but if the teacher don't know how to use it then it is useless.. On the other hand, I agree on what you said that direct learning is better than the video conferencing learning.. It will really let the students interact with each other and it is easy for the students to learn the lesson because they had experience it.. While if they will just watch the video there is a possibility that some of them get bored and get to sleep because they will just watch and hear it but there is no actual experience... Sometimes, students can't really understand what they are seeing and hearing so the teacher need further explanation to everything that they've heard and saw through experiences and actions... Let the students think and give their own understanding about the certain topic.. In this case, the students will be able to use their brains, creativity and imaginations about the topic... The video and the direct learning can also be combine.. It is in the teacher on how she/he will use it.. The video can be use as a motivation to the students to get their attention but of course, the video must be a long period.. Maybe the teacher can cut the video in every section of their topic.. If the teacher is really creative and expert to use the different kinds of strategy then it will be easy for him/her to discuss the topic clearly to the students.. It is in the hand of the teacher on how she/he will do it..
22 Jul 08
Well, it is fully dependent of the learning style and the intellegence inclination of the learner. We all know that there are different learning styles like visual, auditory, kinesthetic, etc. and intelligence like musical, logical, etc. Direct instructions may or may not be effective. It is primarily dependent on the teaching style - the more effective the instructional methodology is, the higher the learning that they may receive. There is a science behind all of these. On the other hand, video conferencing can also induce instructional methodologies that are effective. There may be a positive note on having video conferencing - it minimizes the threatening environment that having a live teacher may bring. We need to consider that not everyone is savvy of going to school and is happy about seeing teachers. It is all about the learning style, intellegence inclination, and teaching style. Both have pros and cons.
22 Jul 08
i agree. learning from a teacher can always get a better result because of the interaction with the teacher. but video conference learning also has some advantages. not every one has the chance to learn directly from teachers because perhaps they don't have enough money or time. then the second kind of learning can be of great help to them. it's true that they can't ask teachers when they have questions but they can watch the video time and again and maybe they can answer the questions by themselves.
22 Jul 08
I too go with direct learning from a teacher. There is no substitute to the original. In this method, you can ask any doubts to the teacher. Video conferencing may be just a show of technology. It is used when the students and teachers are separated by long distances, may be some other country. But direct learning is the best