On the Influence of Online Education on Teacher-Student Relationship
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With its distinctive features of openness, sharing and interaction, online education facilitates and strengthens a new teacher-student relationship which is characterized by teacher-led and student-centered characteristics. While providing an effective teaching that cannot be realized in traditional face-to-face classrooms, online education has some disadvantages in itself such as a lack of emotional communication, ineffectiveness in supervision. Therefore, to develop online education, it is necessary to draw some lessons from the traditional teaching model in maintaining a close and intimate teacher-student relationship. To that end, on the one hand, interaction between students and the teacher should be emphasized and an emotional connection between students and the teacher should be built; on the other hand, more emotional elements can be included into the online education resources so as to arouse students’ emotional participation.
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