Educational Technology

January 27, 2013

Three Myths of Online Learning

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am


Organizational adoption of e-learning has been confined to lower level staff, with a focus on technical training, compliance, and frontline skills. But this is all about to change. Three forces are enabling a whole new experience for executives as online learning comes of age.

• The “anytime, anywhere” revolution in technology is putting high-speed access to videos and the internet in the hands of anyone carrying a smartphone.

• Social media tools are letting people interact online – sharing content, providing feedback, and building connections – in ways that are sometimes even richer than what they can do in the physical world.

• Open-source and cloud-based computing are making educators gain access to sophisticated platforms on which to build compelling online learning experiences.

Innovators in executive education are starting to take notice. Hitendra Wadhwa, a professor at Columbia Business School who also directs the Institute for Personal Leadership and is at the forefront of Columbia’s development of online executive education programs, is getting executives and their organizations to finally give a nod to online learning.

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