Differences in a Traditional Class and an Online Course.

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Melissa Booker Mrs. Duncan English 101 June 24, 2013 Differences in a traditional class and an online course Although the concept of learning a subject in a traditional class and an online course are the same, they differ in many ways. Both have a goal for students to learn from the information given to them, but their techniques for teaching that information are not at all alike. With a traditional class, students are able to work one on one with the teacher, whereas with an online course students have to take a more independent approach to learning. Students who take a traditional class get to…show more content…
This allows them to maintain a busy lifestyle, instead of having to arrange their schedule to fit a traditional classroom time. Nevertheless, the lecture styles of a traditional and online class complete the same purpose, although they are given in separate ways. A traditional class and online course have totally different ways of delivering assignments. A traditional classroom teacher assigns work to be turned in while students are in the classroom. Then it is typically graded and the teacher will go over the missed questions in class so the student can ask questions if they would like. On the contrary, in an online course students are asked to turn in assignments via the internet. Grades are then posted and students usually have to go over the work they missed on their own. This doesn’t give the students the opportunity to get help from the instructor if they don’t quite understand the material. This is also the case with quizzes. Traditional classroom quizzes are taken in class unlike my English 101 class quizzes which are taken online. The quizzes are completed at home and given through a web program called MyCompLab. The assignments and quizzes are based on the same text despite a completely different process of completing them. The overall learning experience of a traditional class and
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