Educational Technology

July 25, 2012

Online Learning is not a Dirty Word

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Online Learning Insights

Online education is neither simple nor sinister. John Thelin (July, 2012).  An astute [and amusing] observation by Professor Thelin in his essay Professors and Online Learning featured recently in Inside Higher Ed; more for his choice of the word ‘sinister’ in his description of online learning, which is how numerous faculty view online learning in higher education – bad, threatening, dark, even frightening. I am not exaggerating. The word ‘fear’ was used in the latest report on online learning,

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