Computer or Human? What will you choose as a medium of your learning?

@annierose (17254)
Philippines
December 1, 2008 6:23pm CST
Are you comfortable with the way your teachers teaches you? Do you find it easier to learn with their aid or will you just prefer a computer to teach you? For many centuries now, man continues to seek for the ultimate convenience through applied technology and this realization is about to unfold in the world of computers. With this invention we enjoy the kind of lifestyles we have today, which the past generations didn't. However, with the present situation, will you still prefer a human to teach you or will just prefer a computer?
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@burnek (101)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
I still prefer the mentor-student type of learning. Yes I have to admit you can get information from just about any subject from the computer and the internet in just a snap. But I still have reservations since most answers you would get are just inaccurate. Technology is good at some extent. But i still do it the old fashion way. Until now I still prefer books over the internet. And certainly I'd prefer a human teacher rather than a machine.
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@busyB4 (875)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I guess a lot depends on who the teacher is and how well you learn from them, ha! I do agree that I think both are beneficial!
@kaka135 (13425)
• Malaysia
2 Dec 08
I'd prefer a computer, so that I can study on my own pace, I always prefer self-study, so that I can manage my time better. Usually if you study online, you can still communicate with a tutor or mentor through the Internet. So, if I really have any questions, I can still consult the tutor.
@annierose (17254)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
Yes, I got your point. I can see it very convenient especially if the person who will studies have a very tight schedule. Thanks for responding.
• United States
21 Dec 08
I think that this depends on the situation. In some situations, I think it is better for a computer to teach new skills. I think when it comes to learning a new skill on the computer, it may be easier to learn with an interractive teaching guide. In most cases however, I like to have a human teach me new skills. I think that humans can provide better insight and their own experiences which are helpful for learning. I also think that humans might be better teachers when a person is having a specific problem with something. People are more capable of explaning something in a different manner and therefore are more likely to help someone learn. I think that both computers and humans can be useful in teaching new skills, but for now at least, I prefer to be taught by a human.
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• Philippines
12 Dec 08
I prefer human as the medium of learning. Without humans there are no computers and different machines that would be invented and man will not experience the benefits of these machines today. (http://www.techfactorsinc.com)
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@moneymaya (901)
• India
3 Dec 08
I would like to prefer both the computer and the teacher , since every thing has its own importance in their place , means If we think that in which place comouter can replace human than we can easily identify the importance of both , if you think on this point you can easily recognize the importance of both and both are really required for get a complete information about anything we want to learn. Computer and internet can be a collection of the information and some how they provide us some type of tutorial in easy way but ispite of all these facility i think that we required some discussion and practice which only can performed with the help of human , means human can not be an easily replacee these place by computer so this way i think both has more important and with the help of each other one can get perfect ...
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@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
2 Dec 08
A real inspiring teacher's presence is not only invaluable but a passport to becoming a very successful individual. But as one ages one has to start learning on one's own. With inflated egos born out of assumed expertise, it is preferable to have something inanimate like a computer to hand-out small chunks of teaching modules, what some of my fellow myLotters have called as self-paced learning. One good advantage of CAI is that you could keep your stupidities unpublicised. But one must still remember that behind every successful CAI module there is/are some very good teachers who now have a chance to make big bucks while avoiding the ignominy of being jeered at, or railed by disgruntled & frustrated students.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
2 Dec 08
I think the perfect solution is a mixture of internet and human teachers. I once took a class which combined the two things and in my opinion it was the perfect way of studying. 3 days a month we had real lessons in a classroom and the rest of the time we studied on the internet. I loved studying on the internet because I also had a job and it was easy to combine those two things as I could go online anytime I wanted to. If I worked during the day, I could study at night, and if I worked at night, I could study during the day. I also liked the lessons in the classroom. I enjoyed meeting my friends, talking to them etc because most of the time we only chatted to eachother online, and I always looked forward to meeting in person. It was also very nice to get the chance to speak to my teachers instead of just writing to them all the time.
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@theonerm5 (365)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Actually I'd like both! I'd like to learn with the computer so I can learn at my own pace but also I'd like to have acess to a real teacher if I want it.
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• India
2 Dec 08
I think in present situation also, where computers are dominating every arena of the world, teachers still play a important role in deciding the fate of students and their followers also.Teachers are still a role model and as old saying says OLD IS GOLD computer can never do the courage of replacing teachers. But main drawback with computers are that lack the human emotions which are of utmost importance in teaching a student.Computers lure their masters by the fake benift of ease that they get on learning by computers by sitting at home only but its direct result is inefficency and boredom. So I think teachers are still the best options in this modern world also.
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• India
2 Dec 08
Now a days everybody using advance learning system. So in my opinion Video tutorial is best for learning.
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• Philippines
2 Dec 08
I prefer human. It's much interactive which makes learning fun and lively than learning on a computer. Computer learning or Self-learning are only good for adults, that's what I have learned from my Strategies of Teaching Class.
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@lhenax15 (117)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
we could learn from both medium but, i still prefer a human teaching me because i can easily understand the things that i need to learned with the help of demonstrations and explanations. however, with the computer as a medium of learning, it can be, i used the tutorials online, it is easy. :D
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@rodveiga (335)
• Portugal
2 Dec 08
I am getting used to computer teachers. I prefer it to humans because we don't need to set an hour for a lesson. Your computer teacher is there when you need... I understand that, sometimes, we need to change ideas with somebody. So, I think the mutual style is the most appropriate: computer for lessons, human for taking doubts.
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@None49 (33)
• Brunei Darussalam
2 Dec 08
computer- 1)can be used for self study and might provide more information rather than from teacher(human)(but it might be limited if it is non upgradeable such as from cd-rom) 2)you might be given a huge amount videos and pictures for learning 3)if you shy to ask question to teacher, you can find answer using computer 4)you can learn anywhere and every time you want (as long you bring your computer) teacher- 1)we and they are humans, so the teacher know how to interpret with their student because they also a student long time ago where the computer are not 2)teachers might know what is important for their student to know, therefore they do not teach a lot, so it will not give any burden their student 3)teacher can give answer according what the situation is (human mind is more complicated than computer) from the reasons above... I can't choose whether human or computer (I would prefer both human and computer to be used together)
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• India
2 Dec 08
Humans u can ask questions! but not of computers
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@o_utsider (372)
• China
2 Dec 08
In my opinion, a human toteach me connect with a computer to teach me is better. Teachers are also useful.
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@bellebads (741)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
i would still go for human as medium of learning. it's still different if you go to school and mingle with your classmates and discuss with your teacher but of course internet is a very big help to us to understand further what the teachers just discussed to us. i think human and computer compliments each other we both need them in terms of studying.
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@Llonorra22 (1150)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
Hello,I'll choose both. Both of these medium can help me learn more... Godspeed...
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• India
2 Dec 08
I just prefer both the teacher and the computer to teach me about the things just because there are many things in this world where you cannot just understand from simply by practicing when it comes to mathematics in such cases u need a teacher. when the teacher provides you less information about the topic which you need then you can go for internet. There are also many animations available on the internet which can make better instead of reading many pages.
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@kkthom3 (279)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I used to think that the only way to learn was by going to school and sitting in a classroom with a teacher and other students. I went to traditional schools like this my entire life and recently I could not handle it anymore and I dropped out of the university I was going to. I immediatley started looking for alternative ways to learn and earn a degree. That is when I found out about internet schools. I had thought, like most people I think, that internet colleges were less credible and offered fewers degree prgramms than regular colleges. But as I did more and more reasearch I learned that this isn't necessarily true. Most online colleges area accredited by the same organizations as traditional schools, but they are more convenient because you can study from home and on your own schedule which doesn't interfere with your job or family. They are also more affordable than regular colleges and have helpful payment plans. The one downside of internet colleges is that they do offer less degrees than regular colleges. At a traditional college you would usually earn a Bachelor's or Master's degree whereas most online schools only offer certificates or Associate's degrees. But there are a few online schools taht are offering Bachelor's degrees and I expect more schools to come up with Bachelor degree prgrams in the future. For me, personally, I find internet schools to be much more convenient and flexible and so far I am really enjoying my experience.