Online Learning Update

May 27, 2010

Online: How the Internet is slowly replacing formal learning

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

By Scott Ijaz, U Weekly

Top tier schools like The London School of Economics, MIT and Yale embrace the advent of self-educational websites through Open Course Software. Open Course Software streams recorded lectures from the classroom into the audience’s room. The Internet viewer who doesn’t drop a dime experiences the same explanations as the students in the classroom who pay high-end tuition dollars. Nathan Shubick, a second year student studying physics, better comprehended the online explanation than the classroom’s. “I went to the, and listened to one of their teachers explain the same material on a podcast,” remarked Shubick. Shubick favored the Internet source over his classroom teacher. “Turns out, the Yale professor authored the textbook which my university teacher refers to in class. It was easier to learn coming from the horse’s mouth,” he said.

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