How College Professors Responded to Online Education
Thanh Nguyen, Bridgewater State College, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Love it or not, college online education will continue to expand. Obviously, we are standing at a crossroads just like when the first airplane was introduced at the time that people traveled on wagons and trains. We have to decide to go one way or another, but we cannot turn the clock back to the Industrial Age when information was contained by experts or authorities, and jobs required a fixed set of skills and were dominated by large corporations. Teaching and learning in the Information Age requires different skill sets and thinking models. Based on feedback that professors provided to the Online Education eSurvey, many Bridgewater State College professors believed that online teaching enhanced their communication with students as well as has affected their classrooms both positively and negatively. In preparation of their students into the 21st Century, most professors believed that whatever skills we need, we have to continue to give emphasis to people skills.
Nguyen, T. (2004). How College Professors Responded to Online Education. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2062-2067). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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