Online Learning Update

February 22, 2015

Do Your Students Have Harmful Expectations?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

by Richard Buckland, Open Learning Blog

There is often a mismatch between how we want our students to be changed in our courses, and their expectations of those courses. This tension can be particularly acute for first year university students or high school graduates taking a MOOC whose expectations about education are based on how they experienced high school which privileges marks over deep learning and individual performance over working collaboratively. This article considers the expectations high school graduates might have about education and then suggests some strategies to alter student expectations so that they become more focused on deep learning and the true objectives of the courses they undertake.

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