OER or open educational resources is one of the good news stories of 2011. OER takes many forms, but what binds initiatives like The Khan Academy, MIT OCW (Open Course Ware) and Stanford’s AI cou...
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The social learning theory of Bandura emphasizes the importance of observing and modeling the behaviors, attitudes, and emotional reactions of others. Bamdura was the original who coined the phrase "social learning."
In recent years, online degree programs have become a widely accepted modality for many learners who seek a college degree. Most often, students who choose the flexibility of online college courses h...
The purpose of this paper is to try to redress the balance of the discussion about e-learning by putting the voices of the learners themselves at centre stage. Whether one buys the “digital natives” theory or not, or whether one believes that e-learning can help “bend the cost curve” in higher education, these resources are now being rolled out on such a scale that it is important to understand how the people they are intended to benefit actually view them.
University of Phoenix is spending about $200 million every year on making their teaching better. “That’s $200 million every year just on making their teaching better,” he repeats. “Do you know how much money Harvard spends every year to make its teaching better? Zero.” The reason is that Harvard defines research as creating new knowledge, while The University of Phoenix defines it as finding new ways to provide knowledge. “It blows the socks off of us in their ability to teach so well,” he says.
"After a career as a healthcare compliance and privacy professional, I began my academic career at Montana Tech of the University of Montana in the fall of 2007... Upon my arrival, the head of the department made it clear that one of the primary strategic objectives of the department was to offer distance classes... Having never taken a distance course, this would be a challenge. I was fortunately given one semester to teach classes without distance sections."
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