Because learning is one click away do you think you still need to go to school?

United States
December 11, 2008 10:35am CST
In these life where learning new things is just one click away do you still need to go to school? The modernd gadgets is helping us learn so many different things. Do you still want to go to school? Why?
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@luoke1 (377)
• China
11 Dec 08
I think going to school is still important,you can hardly compare the experience(lfe experience) you get at school with that you get online,and you know there still exist this sort of discrimination against certificates or degrees earned online,so one would be better off attending a physical school.
• United States
11 Dec 08
What is theory without practice and what is practice without theory? Yes, I do agree with you that education by going to school is such an important part of our lives even in this modern time. If we look around us the people we consider learned are still the ones with the best education at hand. Thanks for your response.
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11 Dec 08
I think that although you can learn pretty much anything and everything online I still prefer going into a school. I'm not the most motivated person and so being in a learning location is more likely to influence me to study. Also if you don't understand something its much easier to talk it through with someone instead of writing millions of emails to and from your online tutor.
• United States
11 Dec 08
Formal schooling never went out of style even if we learn a lot of things online. Teachers in schools will see to it that we are motivated to learn. Motivation is one important thing we can't have from others in getting online. If there is, it is called self-mtivation. It is also a nice thing that we can ask questions just about anything to them. Thanks for the comment.;-)
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@boyeleke (30)
• Nigeria
11 Dec 08
Yes,ambition has no limit and dreams are endless.Going to school,you earn a certificate and specializes in a profession,hence a person with a dream of attainimg a career position needs to go to school to obtain a qualifying certificate.You will have the chanc to interact and share ideas with other student other than typing emails to your tutor.
• United States
11 Dec 08
Having a certificate is the best thing ever! It is a proof of your sweat and labor. Good chances are in sight to those who dare step in the institution we call school. It is important to inspire our children to always go to school diligently. There is always learning in interaction with real people of all sorts of personality.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
11 Dec 08
We've had access to books for centuries and we still need to do more than read our textbooks. We need a teacher to talk us through things. To weed through the information to what is pertinent. I can see having online classes. I know many Universities do this. But just doing our own "research" online is time consuming and confusing. There is so much BAD info out there. With children, school is so much more than just information. It is learning responsibility, citizenship, behavior, respect for authority, interaction with others, sharing ideas, asking questions, etc. School will be here! We could ask the same for parenting, relationships, etc. And I'd still say that the internet is a poor substitute for real interaction with flesh and blood people!
• United States
11 Dec 08
It's a good thing a lot of books are hard bound so we can preserve it for school use. Yes, I do agree how important school would be even today. I do get confused with researching online, some of my teachers don't even like some students that because with too many answers in one question it is just too far confusong and misleading to students. Then when students bring the wrong answer to the class there would be more mistakes to correct. Developing social skills can always more often than not found in school than online.