ERIC Number: ED473392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Radical Model--A Painless Way To Teach On-Line.
Romm, C.; Taylor, W.
The information technology/information systems (IT/IS) education sector needs to come up with creative ways of thinking about on-line education. In this paper, the major themes in the literature on on-line education to date are highlighted with a view to identifying issues that are either missing or under-emphasized. Next, the "radical model of on-line teaching" is presented. The paper concludes with a discussion of how the model addresses some of the issues that are missing or under-emphasised in the literature. Discussion includes the advantages and disadvantages of teaching on-line; the range of technologies for on-line teaching; the profound changes to the role of the lecturer as a result of on-line teaching; an under-emphasis on the soft knowledge/skills; a relevant underemphasis on the "Many to Many" mode of student/lecturer interaction; an under-emphasis on flexibility for the lecturer; and reasons for the need to be creative about on-line education. (Contains 9 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Higher Education, Information Science Education, Information Systems, Information Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Online Systems, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the International Academy for Information Management Annual Conference (15th, Brisbane, Australia, December 6-10, 2000); see IR 058 611.