Technology has now become advanced so much that entertainment, reading, listening to music, or even relaxing can be done via a small and delicate laptop. No doubt, learning can be operated with technology, too. This leads to the idea that schools are no longer essential for education. Although the educational benefits of the internet are undeniable, I believe academic institutions remain imperative.
There is no doubt that internet and technology products have made it easier for users to access to a wide range of information. Technology has fortified the concept of distant study and also self-study. Names such as Youtube, Khan Academy or Duolingo are concrete proofs that studying from the internet is possible and very helpful. They offer a vast number of tutorial videos of all types of subjects from music, technology to language. People can easily learn how to play a piano piece from Youtube, learn computer programming on Khan Academy, or learn conversational foreign language at ease on Duolingo.
Nevertheless, to penetrate further into a field or subject via the internet is merely impossible. Not everyone with deep understanding about his/her field would be ready to create educational content on the internet. Students are definitely still in need of face-to-face learning and instruction from their teachers in order to learn something from A to Z. For example, we can easily observe that there are no professors self-made by the internet because becoming a professor requires profound understanding about complex subjects within the field. And the internet cannot fulfill such standard.
All in all, learning from the internet is helpful. But to really dig deep down into a subject, a student would still need a teacher by his/her side.
Nguồn: DOL English