Follow Claire (2015) found that students tend to subconsciously pay attention to their own psychological order while ignoring the logical order of the subject in the process of learning under the network background due to increased autonomy, which is not conducive to the emotional communication between teachers and students. At the same time, online learning will lead to the interruption of students’ thinking. Moreover, teachers are not at ease and are not used to students’ independent learning, so they often use traditional ideas to get involved in students’ learning. Some online courses often have no teachers and rely 100 percent on students’ self-study. Without proper guidance from teachers, students are more likely to fail or learn inefficiently. However, some people believe that online learning may produce proportionate effects or even better than traditional teaching.

In my opinion, the authors have neglected the most basic requirements of online classes. Online courses are more of a form of self-study, less restrictive; In addition, the lack of timely feedback and communication on knowledge points between teachers and students and the lack of face-to-face practical skills are not conducive to the development of interpersonal relations.

Most of the contents of online courses are not systematic and detailed, and it is not easy to master the knowledge points and study in depth because of the fragmented learning.

As many senior teachers are old, they do not know how to properly use computers and other software (Jordan & Weller, 2017), which will result in the content and quality of online teaching far inferior to face-to-face teaching. Students will be able to learn less knowledge due to equipment than in face-to-face classes. It seems that traditional teaching is much more mature than online teaching, but we should also change our mind and accept new things.

The times are progressing.  Although there are still many shortcomings in online classes, I think in the future, online classes will become the mainstream of the times and a mature way of attending classes, which will be liked and accepted by more people.


Claire Howell Major. (2015). Teaching Online – A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice. Retrieved from (pp. 88-105)

Jordan, K., & Weller, M. (2017). Jordan, K. & Weller, M. (2017) Openness and Education: A beginners’ guide. Global OER Graduate Network.