Educational Technology

September 30, 2010

Shaping the Future with Online Learning

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by University Business Buzz

New ideas and discussions about the challenges of today and in the future for online education were the focus of last week’s conference on “Shaping the Future: New Possibilities for Online Learning.” The one-day event, presented by Post University (Conn.) and sponsored by Blackboard and Pearson Learning Solutions, took place at The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Conn. In a session on closing the cyber gap in eLearning to increase motivation, Post’s director of instructional design, Mark P. Fazioli, discussed how instructors could use elements of immediacy and social presence to increase motivation for those taking online courses. People work harder to understand material when they feel they’re in a conversation rather than simply receivers of information, argued.

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