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Internet are more important for a child education

Some people think that computers and the Internet are more important for a child's education than going to school. But Others believe that schools and teachers are essential for children to learn effectively. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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People have different views about the most important means of effective learning for pupils. Although it is argued that digital media, such as the internet, a computer, and mobile play a significant role in children's study, I agree that traditional schooling is indispensable and effectiveness during the learning phase.

There are certainly persuasive reasons why digital gadgets are beneficial in educating children. The primary reason is the internet provides enormous information in a heartbeat. This is very useful for learners because they can imbibe adequate knowledge from it in a short time, which is not always possible from educators. Secondly, As computers are equipped with software, for example, Microsoft Word which is very useful to auto-correct spelling and suggests grammatical mistakes, children understand easily how the language writing works. A final reason is the mobility and flexibility provides by smartphones; this enables online learners to study anytime, anywhere.

On the other hand, there are strong arguments in favour of educators and schools. First, all students do not understand the complex theory or mathematical problems, it is only the teacher who can estimate pupils' understanding level and they can come down at their level to explain in details with the aim of everyone in the class understood it. The second reason is that teacher often follow-up on assignments, by which they know a weak or strong area of a pupil followed by guiding them accordingly. Finally, going to school, children learn many skills such as, listening to others, initiating communication, and understanding the perspective of others, which are all effective and useful in one's life. These are obviously online learning could not provide.

In conclusion, while e-learning is moderately important for study, In my opinion, the role of schools and teachers never be undermined.