Educational Technology

July 19, 2013

Internet classes take discipline, motivation

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

by MetroWestDaily

Students learn quickly that “online” does not mean “easy.”

“A few folks drop out the first week of classes because they learn once they see the syllabus … that this is not the cakewalk they had anticipated,” Edmonds says. Though they aren’t attending lectures, online students spend time reading assignments, watching videos and contributing to online discussions. Bruce Kingma, associate provost and professor at Syracuse University (, says, “Online courses are definitely not the easy way out.” Online discussions are text-based and require more thought, input and participation by all students.

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