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The Roles of The Teacher in Today's Online Education

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I just came across this wonderful slide created by Stephen Downes on the role of teachers in today's online education. As Stephen argues, there is a clear shift in the conceptualization of this role...

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Online Education as an Agent of Transformation

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Online education is beginning to show itself as a disruptive innovation, introducing more convenient and affordable services that can transform sectors.

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Debbie Ruston - The Success Educator's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:56 AM

As we learn from many examples throughout history, like the steamship example shared,  when change is happening, it is generally resisted by the masses, but as we know from innovative changes throughout history, once people experience the benefits of something new, it reduces the reliance on the "old ways".

Caroline Wood's curator insight, November 4, 2013 3:15 PM

There are a lot of floor in these arguments but the use of on-line resources must definitely now be a part of education models. I just don 't believe it will replace class room experience, only enhance it. The example of Harvard in this article is definitely a casing point.

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The chalkboard meets the motherboard: Combining online education and the traditional classroom

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"Nearly one-third of all students in higher education are taking at least one course online, according to Babson Survey Research Group, and this number represents a consistent increase for nine years in a row. There’s an ongoing debate in education about whether online education measures up to the traditional classroom experience. Some say yes, some say no, but most fall somewhere in the middle."


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