THE CLASSROOM AND THE COMPUTER SCREEN Online Education - Page 3

Dante’s Divine Comedy from the likes identify principles that underlie sound of DiMaggio than from what’s-his- teacher-student interaction, regardless name from Joplin? Such reasoning of educational format. Once we settle would suggest that online classrooms these principles, we can then ask how beat out their brick-and-mortar the varieties of virtual teaching might counterparts. Indeed, this is why many translate into real student learning. students today (or their parents) Sympathy and Fellowship choose an online education over a local Augustine identified sympathy as a school. key to effective teacher-student Despite television’s capacity to draw audiences away from local minor league games, it could not wipe out the minor leagues altogether. Though interaction. What is Th e first step is to sympathy? Consider how we identify principles that give very little attention to underlie sound teacher- everyday objects, but in the student interaction, company of a little toddler, regardless of everyday objects become new educational format. to us. We may mindlessly walk past a many ball clubs—and entire leagues— fallen leaf lying on a sidewalk, but if a folded in the 1950s, others still persist little child is with us—especially one even today. For no video screen can who is dear to us—we find ourselves capture the buzz of a crowd, the green pausing at the leaf, lingering over it, expanse of a manicured field, the crack and taking pains to arouse the little of a bat, or the smell of hot dogs and person’s wonder at it. The more the pretzels. Indeed, television broadcasts child takes interest, the more invested miss key aspects of the live experience, we become in both the child and the and most of us today acknowledge the leaf. When we open the child’s eyes to tradeoffs. Does the internet introduce the leaf, we open our own eyes to it in a similar tradeoffs in education? If so, fresh way. This is sympathetic love, the and given the important place of force that draws teachers and students education in a student’s preparation to one another. This powerful force for life, we need to examine these pushes teachers to deliver great tradeoffs closely. The first step is to 3