ERIC Number: ED507765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan-9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Are Perceptions of Online Learning Indicative of Success?
Bernola, Karen M.
Online learning is a process that incorporates a "mind over matter" mentality of rigorous, intrinsic learning. The course design addresses what the mind has to know in order for it to matter. Online learning is not a new concept but its acceptance continues to be a daunting one. Many are plagued with the task of gaining knowledge within limited amounts of time in order to stay on the cutting edge of their industry. Some still may argue that they need to have face-to-face (F2F) interaction in order to get a "true" understanding of the subject matter. Others say they need instant gratification in order to know if they are on the right track in order to move forward in their studies. It's all about perceptions but online learning does address these issues and provides benchmarks for success along the way. Understanding the process of learning helps make the process easier for the instructor or facilitator and the learner.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A