Who Needs Teachers Anymore?
Posted by LibeRaCe on November 27, 2008
What use are teachers and lessons? You have to be somewhere at a particular time just to listen to some old geezer drone on at you for an hour (or more). Why not learn your lessons in the comfort of your own home?. If you do a quick search on YouTube you might be surprised at what educational video clips you can find, anything from how to make pastries ( http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=t8aa8e8kk3E ) to how to talk like a pirate ( http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fqMu6e5Dgtg ).
Of course there are countless other web sites offering online tutorials, normally free of charge such as the BBC ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/ ), the Intute Virtual Training Suite for Internet training( http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/ ), CommonCraft; excellent for Web 2.0 training( http://www.commoncraft.com/ ) and even Microsoft ( http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/FX100565001033.aspx ). Sometimes it is just a matter of finding them.
Whilst marking coursework today I came across an excellent website, Teach ICT ( http://www.teach-ict.com/videohome.htm ).
So, who needs teachers? Well who do you think created these tutorials?