Write a 12 pages paper on online learning: psychological considerations and sociological effects. Graetz, 2006, in his definition of a classroom as is understood and how it is supposed to be, says that a classroom is any environment which has quantifiable and perceptible physical characteristics that allow the learning student to think and perceive in a manner that will allow interaction between them and the instructors (Graetz, 2006). This environment can be either a lecture hall at the university or a school or it could be even under a tree in a certain secluded place (Graetz, 2006). The nature of the classroom is supposed to arm the student with the needed psychological awareness and allow the teacher to have a simple time when the real learning activities commence (Graetz 2006). The set up of the ‘classroom’ draws the students’ attention to the classroom and they become ready to assimilate the teaching that will be done. This setup also allows interaction between the instructor and the student and hence the students’ weak areas can be addressed more efficiently and in a personal manner.
Learning environments are rich in materials that articulate the students’ mental awareness and help them adjust in a manner that will ensure that they receive the learning skills and the objectives of the instructor are achieved. This set up is becoming increasingly changed with the advancement in technology and the initiation of online learning in many institutions. In online learni9ng, the instructor only deals with a virtual audience or classroom.
The interaction has been made possible by the inventions in fast internet and other devices that allow the instructor to interact with students even without the physical presence. .
.Online learning involves the interaction of the instructor with the students through the online platforms and so the cohesiveness required between the two is not achieved. The needs of the learners are well addressed when it comes to the earlier class set up where there was the physical interaction between the learners and the instructor.