25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online
& Other Links to more Distant Learning Sources.
I am sure there are more out there.
If you can’t affort an education, are there other ways to self educate?
Can motivated, underserved persons benefit from such? How?
- Economize on the time of teaching staff, especially when they are also involved in research and administration. The extent of the economy over traditional “talk-and-chalk” teaching is not yet clear, but for instructors without web development expertise, using a VLE absorbs less time and produces a more professional result.
- Provide a service for students who increasingly look to the internet as the natural medium for finding information and resources.
- Ensure that quality control requirements are met by providing a standard vehicle for collecting the required information
- Facilitate the integration of distance and campus-based learning or of learning on different campuses.
For example, accredited institutions such as Chapman College University, Touro University, and Adams State College offer online, on-demand teacher training courses for educators to earn graduate credit and/or masters degrees. In the UK schools are being encouraged to make use of learning platforms. The DCSF in the UK government has published an eStrategy outlining priorities that include every learner in schools having access to an online learning space and e-portfolio.
Does it have more or diminished “value$$” in todays world?
Are we bridging edu between the haves & have nots?