Yella Reddy-1537213 [ ELT ]

 

1.   Differences between Traditional classroom and Virtual classroom?

 

This article offers a comparative study between both teaching methodologies.

 

Traditional classroom                                                    Virtual classroom

Class timing :

 

Schedule is fixed and pre-decided. Students and teachers have a little in the decision. Class duration is fixed.

Class timing :

 

Schedule can be flexible, according to the needs of both teachers and students. Class duration can be extendable.

Learner’s group :

 

Student’s similarly fall with in a similar age, profession, or academic background.

Learner’s group :

 

Student’s composition may vary greatly in age, profession, and academic background.

Teaching Methodology

 

Classes are typically teacher-driven and teacher-centric. Traditional teaching tools are used such as black board, charts, etc.

Teaching Methodology

 

Classes can be technology-driven and learner- centric. Modern teaching tools are used such as 3D, multimedia, etc.

Collaboration in learning

 

Teacher and students collaborate in the physical classroom. Usually one teacher per class, difficult to bring guest faculty due to physical and travel constraints.

Collaboration in learning

 

Teacher and students collaborate online via video, audio, text chat. Easier to involve multiple teachers and to bring in guest speakers anywhere in the world.

Evaluation

 

Evaluation involves taking tests, and handing in manually-graded assignments. Time consuming and results are slow.

Evaluation

 

Automated evaluation conducted through online tests. Results are quick, accurate, and completely transparent.

Recording

 

Class is held, if you forget to note something

down or can’t attend, you’ve missed it.

Recording

 

Classes are recorded, including audio, video, and every screen. Students can review the exact explanation and methods.

Common distractions

 

Common distractions include breaks, student interruptions, and administrative details.

Common distractions

 

Common distractions include internet problems, and students indulging in other online activities.

Cost

 

Setting up classroom infrastructure is expensive.

Students and teachers have to travel from their homes to schools.

Cost

 

A computer, a head phone, Internet connection and web camera are required which is less expensive. No travel cost, teach and learn from anywhere.

The above article was written by  Dr. Bruce A. Johnson. To find out more visit http:// tinyurl.com

2. Referred two MPhil dissertations which are related to ELT.

1. Impact of SMS on English as a Language

Submitted by Madhusree .S.Bhat

2.  Second Language Learner’s problems in acquiring reading and writing Skills in English          : A Study at the Higher Secondary Level

Submitted by  Gracy Simon

3.    Referred APA style sheet 4th edition.

 

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