Online Learning Update

September 27, 2012

Don’t forget the ‘active learning’ mission in online learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By Peyton R. Helm,

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about a Tibetan yak herder I read about last summer in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Apparently this guy has a laptop and an Internet connection and is taking an online course offered by my alma mater, Yale – “The Philosophy of Love in the Western World,” to be precise. I think that’s remarkable – and admirable. This man is what educators would call an “autodidact” – someone who is so motivated to learn that he can do it virtually on his own. OK, there are professors creating these online courses, but they are not personally invested in his education. They have put it out there for the taking, and he’s taking it.

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