Kiefer's Argumentative Analysis

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“Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event,” – (Heidi-Hayes Jacobs). Kate Kiefer is an experienced teacher in the field of writing, who expresses her point of view in her overly worded essay, Brave New Classrooms, which encompasses the justification she has. While various studies gathered by Kiefer have shown that online interaction enhances both individual learning and peer collaboration in practice writing, she remains unconvinced. Despite the fact that I agree with some of her work the main position and argument fails to have adequate reinforcement from other reliable sources. Still, Kiefer does make a well-informed dispute regarding E Learning’s inhibition of social interaction, its lack of structure and intellectual stimulation.…show more content…
Labeled deficits they are: Classroom Support Software, Students’ Time Constraints, and Market. Deficit 1 discusses the isolation effect online courses cause among other students eliminating the peer review aspect of textual education in a group environment. Deficit 2 explains the difficulty students have with time management when they work full-time at the same instance as also taking online classes and balancing family or friend contact in the middle. While deficit 3 finishes with accounts of online student mentality prior to and during their enrollment based on personal experience from Kiefer. Following that is her personal summarization of the essay topics. According to the author, “Individually, the difficulties created by the factors above do not account for the lack of significant and sustained student-student interaction in online writing

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