the role of cyber education
December 30, 2009 3:52am CST
Traditionally ,learning occurs among agroup of learners with a teacher giving them face-to-face instruction in a classroom.Yet,in confronting the many challenges that future holds in store,more and more people realize that the existing educational system cannot satisfy people's demands for their endless self-development.Thanks to computer and network technologies,a new form of education -cyber education- has emerged.It is now playing a significant role in improving the educational system. As cyber education is based on the concept of "open education"and "lifetime education,"it creats many opportunities of professional training for those who wish to update their knowledge or professional skills.Those who have kids at home can still further their studies via the INternet .Even retired people can follow an online program either for recreational or educational purposes.In one word,cyber education provides learners with the freedom to learn anytime,anywhere at their own pace.Besides,one may also pursue academic degrees via the Internet since many"cyber universities" have been set up throughout theworld. Indeed,Cyber education is thriving in every part of the world today.It is believed that is potential will be further tapped and more and more people will benefit from it in the days to come. What about you? What do you think of the cyber edication?
• United States
5 Jan 10
Cyber education is nice but DEFINITELY not a good subsistute for a regular, person-to-person education. Unless the student is really eager (and even then, it might happen), they will usually just slack off, since the teacher cannot really tell what's going on. Also, because we rely on technology so much, if the internet goes down, we may be counted as skipping or slacking off.