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Debate Score:22
Arguments:18
Total Votes:24
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Are computers more capable than teachers?

yes!!

Side Score: 9
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no

Side Score: 13
1 point

Yes.

Computers are more capable than teachers.

A computer is able to convey the same information, in the same way, to a much larger audience than a teacher.

Side: yes!!
1 point

Are computers more capable than teachers.. YES!

I will start my argument by saying that teachers are human, they most defiantly make mistakes and will not know everything about the topic they are teaching. Computers you have limitless opportunity to learn everything about a single topic as there are so many different sites online.

Now i get it, not every single website has correct information, but if the user is smart enough to go to more than one resource they can compare it all and find out what has the majority meaning that it will more than likely be the correct information.

Computers will also not just teach you about the one topic, it will relate it to other information that will be important for you to learn. By doing this you will not just get your typical human who will follow a curriculum and teach nothing else, you will have a super mind that will teach you everything and everything.

Computers are also more fun as you can go your own way about researching your topics. You dont just have to sit in a boring classroom listening to your teacher ramble on about stuff that is necessary, teachers will also go about there own way of teaching that might not be suitable for the student to learn with a computer the student can go there own way and learn how they want to, weather it be text, video or images etc.

Side: yes!!
1 point

Computers know more than teachers. It can explain in a way much longer version than teachers. If you don't understand, you can search the meaning of it in the computer.

Side: yes!!
2 points

No, you can use online lectures but if you do not understand that concept, playing it over and over again does not helps...

Side: no
sauh(1107) Disputed
1 point

The question isn't 'are on line lectures more capable than teachers', the question is "Are computers more capable than teachers?"

Computers are more capable because they can stream live or recorded lectures to a much larger audience than a teacher could logistically reach.

Teachers usually teach the same lessons again and again over the years to class after class of students. If you ask a seasoned teacher what questions will be ask about any particular lesson, they can usually give you a few questions that are asked each time they give that lesson.

This is why a FAQ about any on line lecture will often help clear up any misunderstanding about any concept being taught in said lecture.

If, by chance, you are an exceptional student that has questions that are not frequently asked; computers can have web browsers, that can search for answers to any questions you may have.

If, by some twisted compulsion you demand answers of more assured accuracy than 'I read it on the interwebz'; computers can offer near instantaneous communication with any number of recognized experts any almost any and all fields of study.

Side: yes!!
Nox0(1394) Disputed
1 point

computers can offer near instantaneous communication with any number of recognized experts any almost any and all fields of study. yes but not for free. Good sources are very expensive.

Side: no
2 points

Depends what you're learning. When I was studying law then I didn't feel I needed the tutors. On the other hand, now that I'm learning Spanish there is absolutely no way I would be progressing like I am without a teacher.

Side: no
1 point

Imagine self studying Theoretical Physics or Dentistry :D

Side: no
1 point

The debate would be more precise if it were obvious what we're saying computers or teachers are better at; (I presume all tutoring for all ages is the implication). A teacher can play video and share resources, which a computer can also do, but a computer can't help a non-comprehending child who can't understand the words or numbers in front of their face, nor can it spot and play mentor to a needy child, so until then, I don't believe a computer can completely replace a teacher with a decent level of success.

Primary school kids would do better with a human teacher but many older kids are fine with a computer. I don't think people can effectively debate such an undefined and open ended topic, because there is no outcome defined as success delineated so there's no wrong or right. It's both yes and no. Which makes it no.

It would work for those kids who self-teach/learn without guidance as long as they've got the information/study materials needed. It won't work for the many otherwise capable kids who have problems that may only flare up occasionally or may be constantly thwarting them, anything from dyslexia to socioeconomic problems (like abusive drunkards for parents). Some minds work vastly differently from others. I think until curriculum is made for the many different types of minds out there, having computers for teachers will leave many children at a loss; also some children are emotionally needy of attention and reassurance.

One day soon computers may well replace human teachers but at this moment in time they're not capable enough to be exchanged for the common school system, as terribly flawed as that is. However I think it's entirely possible that Einstein would have fledged and flown sooner with a computer; or maybe he would have become a lazy nerd who never achieved brilliance. Who knows....

Side: no
1 point

Agree with what your saying. Without defining what is meant by 'capable', the question can't be resolved.

Side: no

I would say 'No' as computers can't reach you in a fun manner that teachers can

Side: no
Aaron1999Aus(2) Disputed
1 point

however teachers can also be very strict and boring, Why not do it online where you can watch an entertaining video or look at some interesting websites that might be able to expand on what it is teaching you and make you want to go further into the topic that you are learning.

Side: yes!!