The future of online learning


DL_image3Executives from time to time have meet to discuss online education and where it is headed to. For many decades earning over lectures have been the way used to teach students. However, today technology has come and changed the learning system to a digital system. Since many universities are offering the way, students today prefer learning through online, rather than sitting for hours in a lecture room. If you are a distant learner, you also have a better chance to stand in the competitive market.

The systems bring with it flexibility and freedom for its students. This service is endorsed by many students who can not quite their job to join a class. Those living in remote areas, where there are no universities and colleges are also benefiting from the system. These students if they have to go to school, they take the whole day going to campus and back to home. With the system, they can get the lectures from where they are without wasting so much time. The system allows students to choose their own time for the lecture, unlike the old system where lessons are planned for a specific time. Various learning materials and video tapes which are offered to the students hence making it less expensive since students do not have to buy these materials. If a student wishes to learn a particular course with less time, the option is offered. You can take less time than the usual doing a subject.

In a certain meeting that was attended by innovators of online education, the future of the system was discussed in depth. One Christensen argued that the same way patterns have been played out of steel in the computer industry, the same way the system of learning online has been. The technology of introducing online discussions, video lectures, communal text annotation programs and the visual labs has enhanced the online study. In the meeting, how the learning tools of the system have made learning interactive. Recording lectures for the student to refer to in future, enhance a direct engagement of professors and students. Students are able to learn the basis of a particular subject and relate it to the real world experience.

The use of the online tools means that the interaction between professors and students should be confined few periods every week. For example, an English professor can review online discussions of his students, and if a particular question arises he is able to identify it and record an answer in his computer and post it for the students. With certain log in information, students are able to view professors recorded lecture video in their class site. Through the system known as NB that allows a community collectively annotate texts, students are able to tag sections that they don’t understand. They post questions to their professors or to their peers and get answers. This helps a professor to prepare for the next lesson, knowing which areas the students have difficulties with. It is true that the online tools have led universities to reexamine their learning system for a forward step of their system.


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