Online course, as a new teaching method based on computer and Internet,allows teachers to give classes from a distance away.
It is becoming more than popular in colleges and universities,and acts as an effective complement to traditional teaching.
However, opinions on it differ from teachers to students.
Generally, teachers support it for two reasons:
Firstly, online course can be conducted at home or office and this offers great convenience to teachers.
Secondly, online course releases teachers from repeating the same contents since the video or audio material can be played time and again.
However, many students have opposite standpoints:
In the first place, with online course, they lack face-to-face communications with teachers and their confusion cannot be solved instantly.
In addition, the computer system cannot be guaranteed to work stably all the time.
What’s more, they do not have 100 percent confidence in their self-discipline without teachers being around to supervise.
Personally, with the college students growing up, if the traditional teaching method and the modern ones like on-line course can be combined together, more fruitful education is sure to be realized.
traditional [trə'diʃənəl] adj. 传统的
popular ['pɔpjulə] adj. 流行的，大众的，通俗的，受欢迎的
confidence ['kɔnfidəns] adj. 骗得信任的
confusion [kən'fju:ʒən] n. 混乱，混淆，不确定状态
addition [ə'diʃən] n. 增加，附加物，加法
convenience [kən'vi:njəns] n. 适宜，便利，便利设施，方便的时间，舒适
effective [i'fektiv] adj. 有效的，有影响的
fruitful ['fru:tfəl] adj. 多产的，富有成效的
complement ['kɔmplimənt] n. 补足物，补语，余角
supervise ['sju:pəvaiz] vt. 监督，管理，指导