Traditional classes refer to the mode of learning where teaching and learning process takes place in physical classrooms. The students gather into a physical room such as lecture halls, classroom or in open air place to get lectures from the tutor or the teacher. On the other hand, in online classes, the students do not necessarily come into close contact with the teacher or the lecturer. The students get lecturers or instructions through online platforms such as video conference, sky or online student tutorials.
Online classes are very convenient to both students and tutors because they are not confined to geographical location or time. The students can take their lectures or sit for the exam at from their homes or at work places at any time. The main disadvantage of traditional classes is they are inconvenient and expensive to students. For instance, the students waste a lot of time travelling to school from their home in order to attend classes. Also, they incur extra costs in terms of transport and stationery materials such as books and pens. Traditional classes hinder access to education since the learning students will admit students depending on the capacity of available infrastructures such as classrooms, lecture halls and hostels. (Glenberg et al., 2007).
Due to the advancement in technology, the traditional classes are gradually being phased out by online classes. This mode of teaching is very effective. The online classes integrate technology to make learning more interesting. Teachers can apply computer-aided instruction during teaching process by use of simulations, animation, guided dri...
lls, visual-aids, problem-solving and teacher- learner interaction platforms (Chambers et al., 2008).Employing of multimedia content in learning experience facilitates retention of both visual and audio content. Schools can use computer programs designed to offer instructions to the learners. Web-based programs are ideal for students with reading problems. Examples of these programs include; Success Maker, Reading Plus and Fast for Word. Reading Plus program is designed to help learners improve on comprehension, vocabulary and fluency.
The program involves students in reading exercise, comprehension assessment and evaluation of learner’s performance. First for Word program is a package of programs aimed to improve student’s cognitive ability which is crucial for fluent reading. Success Maker is web-based instructional software designed to offer personalized instructions for reading comprehension and mathematics concepts. It also assists learners and tutors in decision making. These web-based instructional programs are not part of the core curriculums, but they provide reading skills to learners experience learning difficulties. These soft wares can be of great help for students with disabilities, especially those suffering from dyslexia.
The organization that has promoted in within innovation policy alone has developed technologically as the personnel have been well equipped with this vast knowledge instead of importing innovation from outside which is considered to brainwash personnel and do not create room for creative innovation to this staff.
The need for job analysis in rapidly growing organization is high compared to that of a stable organization because the innovation analysis for testing is still on going. There is need to check for efficiency and also suitability of that innovation. Other
aspects such as economic viability of that organization also chips in hence need for thorough analysis before it can fully be implemented to its eventuality. Big organization analysis its job more than that a smaller one. Big organization requires more sophisticated innovation to runs it data while a smaller one requires simple technology.
Computer- aided instruction have many advantages compared to ordinary methods of teaching. For example, the program can address the issue individual differences among students. Therefore, the students can learn at their individual pace. Also, it motivates students to participate activelyin the learning process since it caters the program engages the preferences and interests of students in the learning experience. Moreover, the program provides instant feedback to learners. Therefore, the learners take a very short time to know whether their answers are correct or wrong. Besides, this program is more efficient because it increases learner’s access to education.
- Chambers, B., Slavin, R., Madden, N., Abrami, P., Tucker, B., Cheung, A., et al. (2008, September 1).
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