When I first heard this term ‘Distance Learning’, I immediately became intrigued on what context I should infer this phrase to mean. As I began to research a little more about it, its advantages and disadvantages, and also its basic use especially in a elementary or school setting I started to favor it- but also I think learning does prosper more in a classroom setting- with the teacher and peers.
As we see with many children today- the prevalence of technology is present and used for the most part in every child’s life. While technology is important towards learning and enhancing the world- this sense of realness and social skills is sometimes lost in children. I feel that eventually if distance learning became more prevalent it would be the sole form of education eventually- leaving the need for teachers to be minute. Although this is a extreme case of distance learning, I still agree that it offers a lot of pro’s towards learning. I would favor distance learning as a resource or enhancement to learning, or also a resource for a student that is sick, or if the school has a snow day or so forth. As you look for a definition for distance learning, a quick and simple definition I found on Google to best describe it is: