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ERIC Number: EJ1099349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1479-4403
Sage on the Stage in the Digital Age: The Role of Online Lecture in Distance Learning
Chung, Q. B.
Electronic Journal of e-Learning, v3 n1 p1-14 2005
The Internet can be a useful tool that can enhance interactivity in classes. Accordingly, offering distance learning courses using the Web, especially in the asynchronous mode for the additional flexibility of time, is becoming an established practice in higher education. Web-based distance learning comes with numerous benefits, but not without worries for potentials deficiencies. One such deficiency in the current distance learning framework is the lack of lecture, the most relied-upon and proven means of instruction in the traditional classroom settings. This paper raises an issue of the lack of lectures in Web-based distance learning, and proposes that streaming video take the role of online lecture in that setting. Described in this paper are the rationale to put the lecture back into e-learning in higher education, two case studies in which the steps were taken to implement the proposed method, and the feedback from the students who took such courses in the undergraduate business curriculum and the MBA program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania