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Erica Chapman There is a dispute today regarding online education versus traditional learning. The article I decided to use is “Why Online Education Works”. It focuses on the positive aspects of online learning. Alex Tabarrok, the author discussed the advantages of online education, which includes students being taught by the best teachers, teachers can be able to give students the attention that is needed, it is time saving and flexibility. I decided to choose this topic to discuss because I am currently taking online education and it is a great alternative then to attend a class. I can work my full-time job and be a mother while being in school without no complications. There are also others who are in the same predicament as me and they want to further their education but it being under their current circumstances they are not able to attend a traditional education. When considering furthering education, you must make sure that it will work for you because the number one priority when attending online education is time management. Alex’s argument that he is trying to make in his article, is that online education productivity and quality of teaching has been dramatically increasing. Alex based this argument off his research, on how there has been very little change with institutions that have been able to maintain their existence and online education can extend to many more students. He gives examples of the disadvantages of night classes and that around 9:30 pm people start to lose focus. Another point of his argument is that students are not able to retain as much information when they are taking evening classes because of fatigue setting in around a certain time. The student s will not be giving their best and the teachers would not be teaching their best either. (Tabarrok 2012)
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  • Spring '13
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  • History of education, online education, Alex Tabarrok

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