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This is Gene Maeroff's "report from front" at the brief background and standing of on-line studying within the usa and worldwide. Maeroff is a reporter who takes you to the universities from Penn State's global Campus to the Florida digital tuition to the newly rising on-line studying tasks in Afghanistan. His trip eventually presents a photograph of ways during which expertise is altering the minds of individuals with reference to the character of upper schooling. He appears to be like on the approach to digital supply, the standard of the data being added and caliber of interplay it engenders. He seems on the manner novices are adapting to this new know-how and what sort of accountability is wear the student's shoulders. eventually, and perhaps tellingly, he appears to be like on the enterprise of on-line learning.

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A Classroom of One: How Online Learning is Changing our Schools and Colleges

This is often Gene Maeroff's "report from front" at the brief heritage and standing of on-line studying within the usa and all over the world. Maeroff is a reporter who takes you to the universities from Penn State's international Campus to the Florida digital institution to the newly rising on-line studying tasks in Afghanistan.

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They were amazed at how they looked to each other compared to the personalities that had come across [online],” Seifert said. “We all enjoyed hearing about their perceptions and then the reality of who they were. ” THE NATURE OF INTERACTION 43 Officials at the University of Missouri High School, also an online enterprise, said that they deliberately tried in their courses to draw out the students, apparently, for the most part, by emulating good classroom practices. The school provided students with learning objectives for each course, a list of assignments, and a study guide that expanded on the lesson and pointed students in profitable directions.

Students who are reticent in the physical presence of more assertive classmates who dominate discussions may welcome asynchronous interaction. Legon said that asynchronous online discussions to which students contribute at moments of their own choosing help them overcome shyness and give students time to mull over responses. Equally important, he 44 A CLASSROOM OF ONE added, this approach—allowing the benefit of some extra time—permits those who have lagged in completing an assignment a chance to catch up on the readings.

Pop the tape in the audio player or in the VCR. Plop the disc in a CD-ROM player. Turn on the radio or the television at the assigned time. Download the lecture from the web and print it out or read it on your computer screen, perhaps with links that direct you toward additional information to embellish the presentation. Lectures are by no means the sum and substance of online learning, nor should they be, but so long as instructors lecture they may as well do so at a time and place convenient to students, which online education permits.

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