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The rush to online education requires a learning curve
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2014-09-05T02:00:00Z The rush to online education requires a learning curve The Times and Democrat
ISSUE: Online vs. traditional teaching
OUR VIEW: Distance learning here to stay, but establishing effectiveness is ongoing process
In an online world, the news is cause for at least a pause.
Looking for ways to ensure that people are getting the education needed for today’s world includes such basics as being certain students remain in the educational system. Beyond that, there is the cost barrier beyond the primary and secondary levels. And there is a necessity for serious consideration for how teaching is to be done, particularly with the delivery of education via the Internet.
Score one for the traditional. Key findings of a new study co-authored by a Clemson University researcher and published in the most recent issue of Black History Bulletin indicate students taking traditional, in-class science courses reported higher perceived learning gains than students enrolled in online distance-education science courses.
Notably, African-American students taking traditional science courses self-reported greater learning gains than students taking on…………… continues on The Tand D.com
Textbook Companies Are Now Teaching College Classes – Slate Magazine
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This summer, Chad Mason signed up for online general psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This spring, Jonathan Serrano took intro to psychology online at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey.
Though the two undergraduates were separated by more than 600 miles, enrolled in different institutions, and paying different tuitions, they were taking what amounts to the same course. That’s because the course wasn’t produced by either school. Instead, it was a sophisticated package devised by publishing giant Pearson PLC and delivered through a powerful online platform called MyPsychLab.
Both students worked their way through the same online textbook, watched the same series of videos, and took automati…………… continues on Textbook Companies Are Now Teaching College Classes – Slate Magazine