In the contemporary life, whether to offer children in remote areas more schools and teachers or encourage them to access computers and Internet to tackle inadequate schooling is a bone of contention in developing nations. Although both are justifiable to certain extent, I strongly agree that schools and teachers are in preference to online learning.
On the one hand, the opinion that the Internet should be accessible to remote communities is attractive for a solitary reason.Firstly, owning a computer with Internet access enables children in remote area not only to search information but also to study on their own. For instance, computer technology is particularly useful for learning a new language because there are always podcasts and channels available to improve for communication skills.
On the other hand, I believe that the idea of rural communities providing schools and lecturers holds more merits. First of all, constructing schools, together with hiring mentors result in a better environment for students to enhance their elementary know-how such as communication, teamwork, or Moreover, educators give students direct instruction and timely advice to help them improve their academic performance. Another benefit of this option should be taken into account is that educational institutions and teachers are more likely to evaluate each pupil’s ability than computers, by continuous assessment and exams.
In conclusion, although both views certainly have some validity, it seems to me that it is better to cater some schools and teachers access. In my opinion, transmission of knowledge is more effective by face-to-face interaction with teachers rather than distance learning.