ERIC Number: EJ895990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 14
Teaching the World to Sing: Planning for the Future of Online Learning
Lorenzo, Albert L.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n150 p95-102 Sum 2010
The Internet has expanded the potential for learning exponentially. Its greatest gift has been greater access, and while academics will continue to debate the "equivalency" of online course work, no one can dispute the personal empowerment that has resulted. Much like the goal of the Coke commercial, online learning has become a means for repositioning a traditional product. It has transformed the people's concept of learning from a collective and place-bound activity to an individual experience set within a global network of students and teachers. For colleges, it has become the ultimate resource for outreach. This chapter describes some of the lessons learned during the evolution of distance education and suggests several important elements that practitioners should consider as they strategically plan for the future of online learning.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Empowerment, Distance Education, Online Courses, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, College Faculty, Web Based Instruction, Strategic Planning, Politics of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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