Educational Technology

October 27, 2012

Technology for new way of teaching is advancing

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:36 am

By: Bob Gibson, The Daily Progress

The brave new world of online courses is alive and well and growing at the University of Virginia, which has yet to determine how to turn a profit on these ventures. A supposed lack of sufficiently swift, solid movement into online instruction was the foremost false charge brought against President Teresa Sullivan four months ago when Rector Helen Dragas secretly dragooned members of the Board of Visitors in her ultimately ill-fated attempt to push the president into retirement. If the board hadn’t been operating quite so secretly in the Dragas push, members might have learned that their university is carefully and deliberately advancing the new field of teaching technology. Many thousands of students have signed up for non-credit online courses starting in January as part of an expansion into the field.

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