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educators can monitor progress by viewing accuracy rate showing on the status bar and words per minute typing speed. Errors need to be fixed before the program allows the learners to continue on typing the following letter. At the end there is a pop-up window summarizing performance that includes number of mistakes, words per minute typing speed and accuracy rate (Chen). Simulations: Virtual ClassroomThe virtual classroom is a computer program that can put future educators in a simulated classroom online. The computer acts as the controller; scheduling the events to occur and providing the outcomes based on the actions the role players take. Because of this, the program can be used at regulated time or in real time. However, using it in real time can be beneficial to enhancing the realism (Chen). Students play roles of instructors and are given a variety of scenarios they must facilitate. Computer-based simulations are fun, interactive ways for adult students to get a feel for being in a classroom setting as an instructor. Behaviorists believe that learning is built on three assumptions: 1) changed behavior indicateslearning; 2) learning is determined by elements in the environment; 3) repetition and re enforcement of learning behaviors assist in the learning process (Merriam & Caffarella, 1999). The behaviorist teaching methods coincide with the three assumptions. Cognitive Teaching MethodsCognitivists believe that humans are capable of insight, perception, and attributing meaning.Cognitivists focus on how humans learn and understand using internal processes of acquiring,
Traditional Learning Theories4understanding and retaining knowledge (Knowles, Holton & Swanson, 2011). Two specificexamples of this teaching method are technology and anchored instruction.Technology: Internet websitesThe Internet is a complex network of interconnected computers and is a resource of information. Computers connected to the Internet communicate with each other, and individual users of these computers exchange electronic mail, share data and information, join electronic discussions of a wide range of topics, and find information in hundreds of thousands of databases. The information you can find includes everything from text to pictures and illustrations as well as sounds, music, video, and more (Chen). Adult students who have access to the internet have a cognitive advantage to their availability to resources and information.