The Effectiveness of Asynchronous Learning: Embracing Internet-Based Education
Vivienne Carr, Seton Hall University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
There has been a tremendous growth in the use of instructional technology within higher education. Educators have begun to heighten their research largely due to the development of the graphical portion of the Internet, the World Wide Web. Higher education has played a key role in the development of this medium having developed online learning communities with fully-developed asynchronous online classrooms. Given the nature of the academy and its ever-evolving commitment to exploring new knowledge, it is logical for educational institutions to embrace and want to make full use of the medium. Higher education has moved quickly forward by employing the use of Internet-based learning which has already become a viable means for students to acquire new knowledge and resources. Because of this phenomenon, investigating the effects instructional technology has on higher education, comparing a traditional classroom versus an online learning environment, presented an intriguing research study.
Carr, V. (2009). The Effectiveness of Asynchronous Learning: Embracing Internet-Based Education. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 331-336). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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