Online Learning Update

November 15, 2019

Online learning sees advances for students’ needs

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Jan Burns, Houston Chronicle
Online learning has become a powerhouse for today’s students. Each year improvements in technology and methods enhance the virtual classroom.
The use of interactive media, such as audio, video, and gamification, the use of gaming and gaming technology, are now widely used. Also popular are augmented and virtual reality (VR), where learners in a realistic environment can demonstrate they have mastered the required skills.
“Online learning continues to grow and outpace overall higher education enrollment,” said Dr. Dwight Smith, Lone Star College, vice chancellor of academic success. “Lone Star College has seen a 52 percent increase in distance-learning course enrollments from fall 2015 to fall 2019. Distance learning includes fully online courses and hybrid classes, which are a combination of face-to-face and online learning.”


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