Bad Online Classes
When I think about computer class I get upset, angry and feel terrible. I’m not fond of it .The class it self makes me sleepy and I feel that it’s a waste of time for me. I’m not really learning and I don’t leave school with any knowledge of what I was working on in class. I think there should be an alternative for these classes. Sleeping, looking into space, watching others on there computer, looking out the window and going to the bathroom is a way I try to escape from looking into the computer screen. Computer class is a work at your own pace program, meaning the faster or slower you work is how you gain credits. Its basically using the computer rather than having a teacher stand and give instructions and require you to write on paper with a pen. I don’t think it’s to good of a program because every assignment should have dead lines, so we stay on track of how we get credits. If your a slow worker you will be in school longer than you should because you may have took to long to complete your work. This could possibly hurt some students and it’s also painful to be on a computer for two periods straight.
One thing that’s bad about online classes is that you can mainly focus on one class and hold off from a next class and end up behind or maybe failing the class. In disadvantages of online education by Jeff Lakie, He quotes “Since you can work at your own pace, some people find themselves putting the work off until they don't have enough time to finish the requirements.” This supports what im trying to explain and similar to my personal experience that I have in class. I work on French more than ill do with geometry and I find myself falling behind with work. The longer it takes me to do this class the slower ill get credits and the longer my time is in school.
Another effect of computer class harming would be your health. Being on a computer for a long time could cause muscle tension. On Penn state children’s hospital.gov the site quotes that. “Muscle tension is caused by remaining in one position for a long period of time, such as when playing a video game or sitting at a computer”. This supports what imp saying because my online classes is two periods long. So I’m on a computer from 8:45 to 10:38. That’s a long time to be on a computer and does not seem too healthy for me to be on that long every morning 5 days a week.
On a podcast I found called “ Getting an education on the internet “ by Mark Perry were he talks about a survey done about online education. He says that 70 % of people [professors] said that online education was not as good as face-to-face education. This relates to my personal experience and fellow students who rather have face to face contact in class.
In conclusion, computers are not that necessary for education. All it did for me was create confusion and past due work. The past due work can harm me and other students and I feel that the solution is to go back to traditional classes, where things were going just fine. Don’t let traditional classes go extinct