Online Learning: Custom Design to Promote Learning for Multiple Disciplines

Silverstone, S.; Phadungtin, J.
March 2008
International Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences;2008, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p55
Academic Journal
Today's Wi Fi generation utilize the latest technology in their daily lives. Instructors at National University, the second largest non profit private institution of higher learning in California, are incorporating these new tools to modify their Online class formats to better accommodate these new skills in their distance education delivery modes. The University provides accelerated learning in a one-course per month format both Onsite and Online. Since there has been such a significant increase in Online classes over the past three years, and it is expected to grow even more over the over the next five years, Instructors cannot afford to maintain the status quo and not take advantage of these new options. It is at the discretion of the instructors which accessory they use and how comfortable and familiar they are with the technology. This paper explores the effects and summarizes students' comments of some of these new technological options which have been recently provided in order to make students' online learning experience more exciting and meaningful.


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