Online Learning Update

February 23, 2012

Reflections on Online Learning: If teachers can be replaced by computer screen, we should be

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Cathy N. Davidson, Herald Sun

How do we learn best? How do we teach best? That’s the question. If we can be replaced by a computer screen, we should be. If that statement worries you, well, maybe that’s a good thing. It’s a challenge. It’s meant to provoke thought about what we can add, or how online learning can take care of certain basics but there are other, even more foundational basics, that require real, human, interactive, meaningful connection. That’s the point. There’s no one model, there’s no right way. But there are plenty of lazy, unthinking wrong ways. That’s the challenge. That’s the choice. IF we can be replaced by a computer screen, we should be.–we-should-be

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