Why Online learning Works
With the arrival of the Digital Age and the advent of distance learning, taking college level courses over the Internet has become a real possibility for today’s students seeking a higher education. But is it worth … it provide the kind of quality education that learners need in order to excel in the real world? Or are their drawbacks to distance learning that outweigh the pros? This speech will go over the benefits and advantages of learning online at the college level while addressing some of the potential disadvantages that might make some hesitant to pursue distance learning as a viable option.
Why learning Online is Useful for Adults
Adults tend to have busy schedules, which makes it hard for them to find the time to get … while earning a degree is almost zero. The adult, therefore, is unlikely to pursue the goal of……
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How Technology Enhances ESL Students’ learning Experience
In the COVID-19 era, education has taken a dramatic turn towards distance learning, meaning that virtual classrooms are now more popular than ever. But what is the effect of the use of technology in an ESL … But what is the effect of the use of technology in an ESL classroom? Evidence shows that technology actually does enhance ESL students’ learning experience (Kasapoglu-Akyol, 2010). The fact is that ESL students use technology tools in their daily lives and thus not to use technology for … experience (Kasapoglu-Akyol, 2010). The fact is that ESL students use technology tools in their daily lives and thus not to use technology for learning purposes is akin to taking a fish out of water and then asking it to learn to swim. In the digital era, digital … it is older teachers and educational systems that are……
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… & Shreeve, 2012, p. 57). Even though Vaughan et al. (2008) indicate that the pedagogy of ambiguity is intentional and part of the learning by experiencing process that design educators want students to embrace, the fact remains that many students are simply not prepared to deal with … exploring in a digital environment. Interacting with others in a face to face environment with limited resources is not their idea of a learning experience (Souleles, 2015). Students need more than just the opportunity to explore and experience in a studio based pedagogy. As digital natives they … served with some kind of digital based pedagogical approach in their college experience (Mayadas, Bourne & Bacsich, 2009). With the trend being towards distance learning it also opens up the opportunity for students to overcome time and space barriers and receive an education in design via an online ……
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...Distance learning Socialization into Militarization
Life definitely seems a lot more militarized now that social distancing norms have become common place and the National Guard is doing its part to make sure people are adhering to stay at home orders. All the workers at the grocery store are now wearing masks (even though they were not two months ago—so it does not make sense why all of a sudden now it is important that they all wear masks as though it is somehow keeping everyone safer or as though the mask itself was a threat to the virus and the virus was going to back away because it saw a mask). The ridiculousness with which people are simply obeying all these insane rules and orders looks very much to me like how a truly militarized nation would act. Orders come, they are not questioned, and no one says anything. Of course, if……
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Online Studio Education
The rise of Web 2.0 Technologies paves the way to a collaborative and interactive learning environment making the exchange of content and collaboration over the web (Loannao, 2018). The internet, since then, started becoming the reservoir of knowledge, … developments, online courses and online education began and were incorporated in different educational fields as the means of expanding knowledge and enhancing the learning procedure (Loannao, 2018). Studio-based learning is the practical education where the learning is done through doing, relying on the jury system for evaluating and assessing the student’s projects (Siddiqi, 2002). The entire course is designed … education provides students with the flexibility of assessing the educational resource at their own time and convenience (Bender, 2006), increasing their capabilities for learning and making them more focused as they can absorb more when their minds are fresh. Also, they can access and view the materials ………
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Field Experience Report - Observation in the classroom at the school for the Deaf
In the US, residential institutions of learning have had a long relationship with the deaf community. They are the centers where linguistic and cultural transmission takes place. The residential, educational … place. The residential, educational institutions for deaf people serve learners at K-12 levels. They avail dormitories for learners who hail from far geographical distance. Usually, each state has built, at least, one residential program of education for the deaf (Romano, 2013). It has also been noted that … a deafcentric environment that succeeds in promoting the wellbeing of the deaf.
Studies indicate that the deaf has improved in the learning engagement in the residential schools for the deaf. Such a development is attributed to the improved communication context within these institutions, which is … these institutions, which is an aspect of providing……
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… in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills” .It is also known as mental retardation.
learning considerations for students with intellectual disabilities often include reinforcement and systematic instruction. Systematic instruction refers to the teaching method that is repeatable and … host teacher. From our interaction, I learned about Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development (ZPD) and scaffolded instruction. The ZPD is defined as “the distance between the actual development level as determined by independent problem solving and the level of potential development as determined through problem solving under … through problem solving under adult guidance or in collaboration with more capable peer” (Shabani, Khatib, & Ebadi, 2010). The host teacher emphasized that learning tasks should be within a student’s ZPD. She also emphasized that learning occurs only when a student can complete a task without the help of a teacher. In scaffolded……
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… Metro Area, where Wayne State University is located. A Hookah lounge will serve as a Language Club for an authentic interactive and creative learning environment, which will create learning opportunities for the students (heritage and non-heritage) outside the classroom, helping them practice their linguistic skills in the real world while staying 80% … week, 3) Talking about family members, student life, occupation, and leisure activities, and 4) Expressing emotions and feelings, 5) Arabic food and drink. learning goals are outlined below:
Goal 1: Students can greet each other and say good-bye, and they can introduce themselves by name, nationality, and … and subjects associated with their study of Egypt and personal experiences in the country.
· Three hours weekly dedicated to the area of service-learning, which aims at extending learning beyond classroom settings and into real-world (community) settings. In summer 2007, students collaborated with a couple of non-governmental organizations……
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… placed on educational attainment, it may be difficult to ascertain what works best in each scenario. Moreover, parental and student attitudes towards power distance, communications, and towards parenting practices as a whole will also be factors that play into parental involvement.
Prior research on the determinants of … inadvertently holding them back can be considered at a high risk of unfulfilled potential due to a lack of parental involvement in school. learning how to work with these types of high risk students in a sensitive and ethical way may help promote higher student outcomes.
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… for the end-year examinations
We welcome students back on-campus and begin the academic year with a combination of virtual and in-class learning
b) Support Safety of Employees and Students
Daily Health Screening
All students and staff need to carefully monitor their health every day. The … others.
High-risk individuals, particularly those aged above 65 and those with underlying health conditions will be engaged in remote work and learning to mitigate their exposure to risk. At-risk students will work with their faculty to determine convenient ways to make up necessary in-class tests … for symptoms, and when to seek medical help. The Dean of Students will immediately reach out to contacts to make arrangements for remote learning during quarantine, while the Human Resources Department will contact staff to make plans for remote working.
As a matter of caution and to … with relevant agencies to substitute……
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