It turns out that traditional classroom teaching methods could actually stand to learn a thing or two from computerized online teaching, known as e-learning.
Studies have shown that there is much value for e-learning, especially at the college level. Some say it has been underrated and that some of its techniques could be translated into uses in the traditional classroom settings.
E- learning tends to make the classes more of a shared experience. During e-learning, things like lectures, homework, quizzes and exams are delivered almost all by online means. Most of the time, there is no real person to person interaction. It also requires that a student takes more responsibility for their actions as they have to be in charge of their own schedules for things like getting their homework done, logging in for classroom discussions, etc.
E-learning is reshaping education in all levels, even in some elementary and high school classes. It also saves money as people don’t have to travel or use gas or leave their homes. Plus, the Internet is right there, so they have access to study material, can chat with other students for info and to exchange ideas, etc.
As for traditional classes, they can learn from this by putting into place more discussions, and better communication between teachers and students. With e-learning the students and teachers have to make time to get their things done and they can just login to ask questions, etc.