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A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North

A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

In all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs), massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach, and - more importantly - the way students learn. For want of a better term, we call this “pedagogy.”

What is clear is that major changes in the way we teach post-secondary students are being triggered by online learning and the new technologies that increase flexibility in, and access to, post-secondary education.

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Is Online Teacher Training Good for Public Education?

Is Online Teacher Training Good for Public Education? | Higher Education Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Internet courses and degrees are exploding at every level of education, but questions remain over whether it's possible to teach people to be face-to-face classroom instructors in a program that's entirely online.

 

PM - The question is not if "online' education works, but HOW online education is conducted. I can show you face to face class situations every day that are useful and next door, useless. The same goes for online education. It's not the tool you use, it's how you use the tool.

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Adaptability to Online Learning: Differences Across Types of Students and Academic Subject Areas

Adaptability to Online Learning: Differences Across Types of Students and Academic Subject Areas By: Di Xu & Shanna Smith Jaggars Abstract

Using a dataset containing nearly 500,000 courses taken by over 40,000 community and technical college students in Washington State, this study examines how well students adapt to the online environment in terms of their ability to persist and earn strong grades in online courses relative to their ability to do so in face-to-face courses. While all types of students in the study suffered decrements in performance in online courses, some struggled more than others to adapt: males, younger students, Black students, and students with lower grade point averages. In particular, students struggled in subject areas such as English and social science, which was due in part to negative peer effects in these online courses.


http://ccrc.tc.columbia.edu/publications/adaptability-to-online-learning.html

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