Online Learning in Higher Education

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Online Learning in Higher Education

Online Learning - A Closer LookADVANTAGES:Can learn from homeReduced cost for students and institutionsCourses available to more studentsAdditional advantages given by students...1. I can sleep in2. I can pursue my passions3. I can focus on my work without distractions from my classmates4. I can move at my own pace5. I don’t have to compete to share my thoughts and ideas6. I can take more interesting classes7. I can learn with a schedule that meets my needs8. I can learn despite health issues that might get in the way of a traditional class setting9. I can easily communicate with my teacher when I need to10. I can easily communicate with my classmates when I want to- as cited on 10 Reasons Students Say They Prefer Learning Online by Lisa Nielsen CHALLENGES: May lose some interaction with peers and instructorsLearning the technologyQuality of courseworkCheatingGradingLowered on-campus enrollment numbersStudent must be self-motivatedDegree programs may be limitedHOW ARE EDUCATORS USING ONLINE LEARNING SUCCESSFULLY AND HOW ARE THEY DEALING WITH THE CHALLENGES?Check out the following links....Is Online Education Replacing the Classroom Learning Experience? - A 2013 survey conducted by Learning House looks at the popularity of online learning.MOOCs for (a Year's) Credit - Arizona State University, in partnership with edX, is offering credit courses online with the possibility for a student to complete their entire first year online through their Global Freshman Academy.Two Giants of Online Learning Discuss the Future of Education - TED connected up with the founder of Khan Academy (Salman Khan) and Co-founder and CEO of Udacity (Sebastian Thrun) to get their thoughts about the future of MOOCs and online education.

Hear from the Students and GET INSPIRED!

The State of Online Learning. Todd Hitchcock, COO of Pearson Embanet, shares his thoughts on the state of online learning - where it is and where it's headed, touching upon evolving student support services, the use of data & analytics and emerging learning models.

ONLINE LEARNINGin Higher Education

AN OVERVIEW*the role of online learning in higher ed*the "advantages" and "challenges" *what are people saying about it(Click to listen)

Facts about the State of Higher Education online learning•About 5.4 million graduate and undergraduate students, or one in four, took at least one distance education course during the fall of 2012•More than 2.5 million graduate and undergraduate students were enrolled exclusively in full time online programs•Participation in fully online programs varies by region across the U.S. The Plains had 23 percent of students studying exclusively online, the highest percentage, followed by the Southwest, which had 20 percent. But other regions, including New England and what the data referred to as the Mid East, the Great Lakes and the Far West, was less than 10 percent. This may be because of how dispersed the population is in the Plains states. To learn more check out Enrollment in Distance Education by State: Fall 2012 . This report was created by the U.S. Department of Education and published in June 2014.

Words From the Pros"Because of technological advances — among them, the greatly improved quality of online delivery platforms, the ability to personalize material and the capacity to analyze huge numbers of student experiences to see which approach works best — MOOCs are likely to be a game-changer, opening higher education to hundreds of millions of people." - Universities Reshaping Education on the Web"In general, it appears that online education has improved by leaps and bounds over recent years, and will continue to improve to meet the demands of students, corporations, and campuses alike. Many of the same qualities that make classroom learning meaningful apply just as equally to online classroom education." - Can Online Learning be as Effective as Classroom Learning

Massive online education: Daphne Koller at TEDGlobal 2012

An extraordinary new program from Starbucks and Arizona State

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  • rdroyer29 4 years ago

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    I must agree with your graphic that explains that creating online resources is difficult and that the technology keeps changing! YES! It is definitely more difficult to teach online than face to face. But your video nicely sums up the advantages to students, which is why I teach online :-) Dr. Royer

  • HaleyAmanda 4 years ago

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    Susan and Debra,
    I definitely agree with the advantages to online learning in higher education that you listed. I love taking online courses because I love being able to do everything at home instead of having to drive to a campus! The video from Todd Hitchcock was very informative! - Hayley F.

  • DerekJennaD 4 years ago

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    Susan and Debra,
    Your Glog presents the pros and cons of online learning in such an easy-to-follow way. I think you included some important facts like the geographic breakdown of students engaged in online learning. I hadn’t thought about the role of access until I started my Glog project. I especially liked the video about students’ experiences with online learning. I think it’s incredible how online programs are flexible enough for students of all backgrounds. Some of the students overcame big obstacles to complete their education. To me this is what it’s all about. I’d like to live in a world where any student can succeed. I also thought it was interesting that the video began with an athlete. I read some student testimonials linked from Kate and Jenna’s Glog. One of the testimonials is a middle school student who attends Florida Virtual School so he can train to compete in triathlons. Students have a variety of reasons for choosing online learning, and your project brought their motivations i

  • DerekJennaD 4 years ago

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    Susan and Debra,
    I love the closer look you provided with a bulleted list of all the advantages and disadvantages of online learning. I really liked the point of not having to compete to share ideas. I think that online learning provides an opportunity for everyone to share their thoughts with out the time-constraints and competition of a traditional classroom. This makes it easier to view everyone's opinions. In my research, I read that some online classes set up specific times for discussions to avoid one of the disadvantages you mentioned (losing interaction with peers and instructors). This way you are all at the computer in a small amount of time, so you have more chance to discuss with each other back and forth.

    -Jenna D

  • KateJennaP 4 years ago

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    Susan and Debra,
    I enjoyed watching the video that had the students of higher ed talk about why online has worked for them. Many of those things are true for me as I am taking this class online right now. This also ties in nicely with the advantages you listed above it!
    -Kate Q.

  • HaleyAmanda 4 years ago

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    Susan and Debra,
    Great job! I particularly liked the TED talk video. When she discussed how the free online learning was organized so it could be individualized for each student. In the secondary system teachers are always looking for ways to differentiate instruction, and online learning where students can do previewing, learning, and extensions would provide a great way to differentiate for all the various learners in the modern classroom.
    Amanda D.