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According to the National Education of Education, 71.1 million students attend public, in-class school in the fall of 2017. Of that 71.1, 20.4 million students attended American colleges and universities. The other 50.7 million attended elementary, middle and high schools. Despite the rapid growth of online learning, there is still a significant amount of students that choose to get their education through traditional ways. “Traditional education is defined as a face to face, teacher-centered delivery of instruction to classes of students who receive the information. Online education is a type of education that is delivered via the internet to students on their home computers”(SeattlePi.com). Traditional and online education both have advantages and disadvantages, however, traditional education is seen as more appropriate way of learning. While there is a variety of online education websites that show positive results for students, in-class learning is more fitting because the students are constantly being motivated and held accountable for their work, there are more opportunities to receive hands-on guidance, it is an environment where the development of personal and professional relationships are encouraged. First of all, motivation develops a need to achieve goals within the classroom. Teachers in the classroom are always looking to see what motivates their students. Motivation is in important when looking for academic achievement as well as promoting a life of successful learning. At school, each teacher is responsible for reminding the students to complete work. Motivation can’t be developed without the assistance of teachers and other peers. If a teacher assigns due date, the students will know that they can’t keep pushing off the work and motivate themselves to get the work done. Students in traditional, classroom-based settings have more opportunities to be motivated to complete assignments, which can be beneficial if one tends to procrastinate on challenging assignments. Several students at the University of Connecticut conducted a study to the effect of technology on a students motivation and knowledge retention. This study was done on 102 seventh grade students in which they were split up into three separate groups; experiment group A, experiment group B and control group. Experiment group A used only a computer lab to complete a project, while experiment group B were given the option of using technology or not. The control group finished the project without the use of technology. The directors of the study found that many participants in experiment group A enjoyed working with technology but had lower levels of learning and retention on post-project tests. They also found that in experiment group B, two of the seventeen participants in this group, did not use technology because they claimed it would not help them remember their unit. In the control group, two participants scored higher on their post tests than pre tests and even higher. According to the examiners of this study, “This shows information was learned and retained after two weeks. These participants both strongly agreed that the paper-based project was a strong motivator to learn. In addition, both participants agreed that traditional methods will help them remember the unit” (Granito 18). ┬áThis study shows that using online programs when completing an assignment will not benefit the students. There must be interest and motivation with using technology for projects in the first place for students. As with any topic, technology needs to be taught and understood at an early age, which with most students, it hasn’t.Moreover, in class learning assists students in the creation of professional relations with the faculty and personal relationships with peers. One major issue with online learning is that students are unable to have very little interaction with peers of their own age. Information on assignments is posted online and may be completed in comfort without having to attend class meetings. While this may seem like a beneficial bonus, it takes away from the social skills that students need to acquire along with their education. In a public school setting, students from all cultures, races and religions attend the same classes and see the same teachers which creates a diverse environment where accepting others and treating everyone with the same respect is mandatory. This way of learning calls for students to collaborate and interact with each other in a way that allows them to develop professionalism and confidence which will be crucial when they assigned to work with others in a business based environment, such as a job or presentation. A study was directed by several professors at Missouri State University in which they examined how one hundred and eighty students recognized the value of social interaction that goes along with their learning by reflecting on their classroom experiences at the end of each class period. Each student had a different explanation on how interaction with other students impacted their learning. Of the responses received, 57% of the answers revealed four major themes. The students believe that social interaction in the classroom, “helps students learn from others (23%), makes learning fun (16%), gets students interested and engaged (10%), and allows students a chance to talk in the classroom (8%) (Hurst 10). From this study, it can be concluded that there is an unrecognizable strong connection between social interaction in the classroom and their learning. It can be perceived that the interaction between classmates contributes greatly to learning in the class.Additionally, there are a plethora of students who desire to learn not only auditorily but also physically and visually. In a traditional classroom, those specific students will be able to receive that attention and guidance to allow them to further their education. Even though some online programs are able to use auditory and visual aspects in their teachings, it is not the same as it would be in a classroom because in the student in a classroom with a teacher physically there, they are able to ask questions and receive an answer immediately. Each individual student can get the assistance they need right away instead of having to wait for a response from a teacher online. In some cases, the student must use all their senses to understand the material being taught. This means that must see, hear, touch, as well as other senses, in order to learn and the get the most out of their time in the classroom. It is beneficial to teach all students to learn in this manner because it is gives them the opportunity to become a well-rounded learner. “The old Chinese proverb shows the importance of the senses in the learning process. The five senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste and smell are the primary means we use to gain new knowledge. We rarely experience with one sense alone. Our sense work together to give us a total picture of our experiences” (Wortman 1). This means that when a student is deprived from all their sense such as only auditory, it is actually hurting the students ability to absorb and understand everything that is being taught. On the other hand, online education can be viewed as a less expensive way of learning. According to BestValuesSchools.com, online education can cost between one hundred and four hundred dollars per credit hour including books per average student, while students attending university spend up to 50,000 dollars just in tuition. Students are able to receive the same, if not better, education for thousands of dollars less. With having to pay less for the actual education, students are able to expand their learning into internships and businesses. Even so, online programs offer more choices in terms of majors, minors and professors. For instance, students are able to expand their knowledge in any given subject by utilizing professors from all over the world. With online education, students have a wider selection with schooling programs and opportunities. To conclude, traditional education is more appropriate for all students for obvious reasons. Students are continuously motivated to learn the material, the environment allows for students to create and keep professional and personal relationships with each other and the faculty and students are given face to face interaction with their teachers to ensure they are getting the necessary attention to increase their knowledge. Learning in a classroom is overall better for the students because of the social interaction with other peers and motivation by teachers. In fact, a study was done by a national research team where they surveyed one thousand students. Seventy-eight percent of that one thousand said they still believe it is easier to learn in a classroom rather than through the computer. Despite the rapid growth of online learning, there are still reasons to believe that online courses are not as beneficial to students as traditional in-class learning.