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Do you think distance learning will cut the need for teachers?

Or do you think web cam teaching/distance learning will be used to supplement education?

Asked By: euro4569 - 10/5/2007
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This is a very complex question. Here's my take... More
Answered By: C - 10/5/2007
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Definitely the latter over the former. I graduated from an online high school (after spending my first year in public, and second teaching myself), and I will say that electronic and distance learning doesn't work for everyone. My two friends ended up getting their GEDs, because they weren't motivated enough, and I... More
Answered By: wetjack - 10/5/2007
 
Distance learning courses need to be created by someone, administered by someone, assignments need to be given and graded. Who do you think does that?
Answered By: bookish - 10/5/2007
 
No, but I think it will make "movie stars" of them after a while... More
Answered By: Earl D - 10/5/2007
 
I don't think it will do much of anything. I think it may grow slowly, and will then die out. There are HUGE benefits of having a teacher right there to be one on one with a student if need be or to have the ability to pull a student aside and talk to them or to get individual attention in a more intimate setting. I... More
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Answered By: The Mrs. - 10/5/2007
 
Actually distance learning might increase the need for teachers because it will help many people to realize that they can not, for one reason or another, handle not being face to face with a teacher. This is also the reason why I don't think that advances in technology will supplement education.
Answered By: mathwbunny - 10/5/2007
 
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