A Critical Review of Online Education

A Critical Review of Online Education

  • Juthamas Booranamanus Mahidol University

Abstract

Online education makes education more accessible, encourage lifelong learning, and encourage technology literacy to cope with the current technological society. Even though online education has its advantages, but many critics are against online education because “students feel isolated and uninvolved in the learning process”, online courses and programs have high dropout rate, the inability to develop certain skills through online learning, students lack learning styles or skills that needed to perform well in online courses, and lecturers lack the teaching style or necessary skills required for online courses. In reality, research points that these criticisms are not true or not longer true.

Furthermore, there are research conducted on the quality of online education; hence, it is not as bad as people portray it to be. In addition, it was revealed that perceptions of students and employers towards online education are very important. Therefore, this article ends with a brief guideline on providing online education.

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Published
2018-09-17
How to Cite
Booranamanus, J. (2018). A Critical Review of Online Education. INTEGRATED SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES, MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY, 1(1), 203-216. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/isshmu/article/view/145931
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Academic Article