Communication - mention before there are also some “cons” or down sides to the distant learning environment as far as communication is

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Communication in the distant learning environment has several pros and cons as we all know. Some the "pros" or positive points include, but are not limited to, the possibility to connect any where any time, there is no need to plan extraneously as if you where trying to attend a class in a specific location at a specific time. There is no limit to the amount of contact or learning time available. Another good point is that questions seem easier to ask, and the teacher has the ability to respond in more intimate detail through writing rather than quickly as most times they would have to in a verbal conversation. As I
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Unformatted text preview: mention before there are also some “cons” or down sides to the distant learning environment as far as communication is concerned. For example, for those of us who have an easier time with auditory learning must become creative when trying to memorize information or specific details. A distant learning environment will constantly lack that direct, focused, and time structured learning that comes with a face to face class. As a result a student must depend upon themselves to insure that they are receiving the educational benefits of the classes....
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course MTE 520 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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