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ERIC Number: EJ1053297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Pedagogical Perspectives for the Online Education Skeptic
Brewer, Pam Estes; Brewer, Edward C.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v26 n1 p29-52 2015
While online programs continue to grow at an astounding rate in higher education, many faculty remain skeptical of the efficacy of online models. This article provides an overview of some significant benefits of online education while recognizing some common concerns. An examination of the current literature and the authors' own online experiences enable them to identify significant benefits in online education and suggest five foundational concepts for best practice. First and foremost, the goal of the online or hybrid classroom should not be to replicate the face-to-face classroom but to offer an effective learning experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A