ERIC Number: ED470226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Innovations in Online Learning: Moving beyond No Significant Difference. The Pew Symposia in Learning and Technology (4th, Phoenix, Arizona, December 8-9, 2000).
Twigg, Carol A.
Symposium participants gathered to discuss how to move online learning beyond being "as good as" traditional education. Participants were asked to analyze their assumptions about distributed learning, identify the strengths of each type of distributed learning discussed, and explore what needs to be done to improve online education. This paper groups participant responses and information from case studies (not published here) at institutions that are either groundbreakers or pacesetters in online learning into the major challenges facing distance and higher education as a whole: (1) individualization of distance education; (2) improving quality; (3) increasing access; (4) reducing the costs of teaching and learning; and (5) sustaining innovation. Examples from the practice of the case study institutions illustrate distance education applications. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Costs, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Change, Higher Education, Online Courses
For full text: http://www.center.rpi.edu/PewSym/Mono4.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY. Center for Academic Transformation.
Note: Part of the Pew Learning and Technology Program. For summaries of proceedings from other Pew Symposia in Learning and Technology, see HE 035 458-459.