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The Difference Between Practice and Theory

The Difference Between Practice and Theory | Online Education | Scoop.it
Donald Eastman III, the president of Eckert College, wrote about the limits of online learning: “…what works for most students…is a small classroom…where a respected authority…is a spellbinding revealer of mysteries – not simply because he or she ...
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This article provides a counter-argument to the belief that the best classroom is the classical face-to-face setting used in brick and mortar colleges. It appears to me that the author emphasizes "percent of material learned" while the traditionalists  promote the quality of the learning experience itself. Later in the article, however, the author cites a study indicating that 90% of students preferred a "flipped" classroom approach over a traditional classroom experience, at least in the cirumstances covered in the study. The conclusion is that this particular flipped classroom provided not only a material increase in learning, but also improved satisfaction among students.

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eLearning's Dr. Cobb Receives Excellence in Education Award | Eastern Florida State College

eLearning's Dr. Cobb Receives Excellence in Education Award | Eastern Florida State College | Online Education | Scoop.it
October 28, 2013 - Dr. Cathy Cobb, the eLearning Provost at Eastern Florida State College, has received the Thomas E. Gamble Excellence in Education for Economic Development Award for her work in the rapidly growing field of online studies.
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Congratulations to Dr. Cathy Cobb, Eastern Florida State College eLearning Provost!

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New Council to Develop Standards, Best Practices for Online Learning - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

New Council to Develop Standards, Best Practices for Online Learning - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Online Education | Scoop.it
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Note the link to the Simon Initiative (http://www.cmu.edu/simon/) as well as the announcement that the university's LearnLab will be releasing significant amounts ("years' worth") of data.

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