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Argument: Distance learning models fail to enable face-to-face human instruction

Support and reasoning

  • Open university distance learning does not typically facilitate many important elements of instruction.

    • It does not allow for face-to-face interaction between a teacher and student where students can ask questions in real time.
    • It does not allow for dynamic student-student, group interactions in the class or elsewhere.
    • It generally fails to produce the social atmosphere that required in developing emotional and social intelligence, which is essential in the modern world.