Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Topic: Online Learning

Question: What are some important questions that need to be answered about online learning?

Answer: “What are the best practices that are emerging? What is not working? How can we design courses that help basic writers develop characteristics associated with online learning success? How can we design assignments that take advantage of the Internet and its multiple modalities without placing undue technical demands on our students? How can basic writing teachers develop more experience in the principles and practices of online instruction and instructional design? What are the relative advantages of hybrid learning [face-to-face instruction and online instruction combined RayS.] versus true distance education versus traditional face-to-face instructions for adult basic writing students? How do we minimize the drawbacks and maximize the advantages of the teaching environment in which we find ourselves?”

Comment: This article concerns adult basic writers, but, in my opinion, the whole issue of online learning needs to be addressed. These questions are a starting point. RayS.

Title: “Basically Unheard: Developmental Writers and the Conversation on Online Learning.” L Stine. Teaching English in the Two-Year College (December 2010), 132-148.

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