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1 The Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Learning Habits

2 Definition of Online Learning  The nonexistence of a physical classroom, flexible schedules, and reduced personal interactions  Online education is a type of distance learning---taking courses without attending a brick-and-mortar school or university. Instead, online students and teachers interact over the Internet.  According to the U.S. Department of education, online learning is learning that is undertaken on a computer by means of the Internet.

3 Types of Online Learning  Distance Learning  Cyber Schooling  Home Schooling  Blended Learning  Online public Education (K-12)  Online Secondary Education (college and university classes)  E-learning  M-learning

4 Online Public schooling –vs- Home Schooling  Online public schools differ greatly from traditional home schooling, where parents design their own curriculum that is not sanctioned by states or school districts.  Currently, Home schooling is dwarfing enrollment in online schools by 6:1, but cyber education is expected to catch up in the next 5 to 7 years.

5 Online Public schooling –vs- Home Schooling  Online schools and digital learning tools also cater to the way students are learning today.  Enrollment in online public schooling supported by software provider K12 has grown from about 1,000 students 10 years ago to more than 100,000 today.  Study Island – supplemental education software that makes frequent use of learning games, is designed for digital natives who are accustomed to using keyboards and being online.

6 Blended Learning  This is where students attend traditional school on a part-time basis and complete their classes online  This model is used as a way for school districts to curb overcrowding issues, and avoid the costly process of building new schools or expanding existing campuses.

7 Online Secondary Schooling  Nearly 30% of colleges and university students now take at least one online class  Online learning enrollment is up nearly 1 million students from the year before (2010)  The phenomenal growth of online education is presenting uncharted challenges for academic institutions.

8 Online Secondary Schooling  Online programs follow standards, but the academic expectations differ greatly  Online education can be as effective than in- class instruction

9 M-Learning  M-Learning is the way to learn the tools of communication involving mobile wireless, which creates the premises of an area spreading messages on a global scale.  Mobile telephoning has evolved so much that now allows connections to computers and making consistent data transfers.  M-Learning is a new educational paradigm that creates an environment in which pupils access to course materials, instructions and applications anytime and anywhere.

10 M-Learning  Advantages:  Students can study anywhere as long as there is access to an internet connection  Can work at own pace  Can accommodate different learning styles through different activities  Flexibility in class time  M-Learning is relatively cost effective

11 M-Learning  Disadvantages:  Lack of personal community and connection (bad for blended learning)  Focuses on memorization over learning core competencies  Underutilized talents and facilities  Too much downtime  Mobile can be an “issue” in itself  No way to ground social networking and web 2.0 tools

12 Collaborative Learning  Facebook  Twitter  IM  Email  Wikispaces  Edmoto  Etc.

13 Online Learning:  In a recent survey of 1,021 experts, 60% agreed that by 2020 “there will be mass adoption of teleconferencing and distance learning…”  “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction” – Steve Lohr, New York Times, 2009

14 Advantages to Online Learning:  Automatic retention – you do not have to take notes**  Fosters more interaction among students and instructors  The knowledge you want first  Learn at your own pace, flexibility  Anytime, anywhere, accessibility

15 Advantages to Online Learning:  Work-Ability  Applicability  Speed  Variety  Cost Effective

16 Advantages to Online Learning:  Promotes online and computer skills  Reduces travel time  Can work around work, family and other activities  Helps to build self-knowledge and self- confidence and encourages student responsibility  Ability to test out if interested

17 Disadvantages to Online Learning:  Learners with low motivation and bad study habits can easily fall behind  Lack of routine structure  Students may feel isolated from classmates or instructor  Instructor may not always be available  Slow Internet connections or older computers make accessing course difficult

18 Disadvantages to Online Learning:  Hands-on or lab work is difficult to simulate in a virtual classroom  Lack of student customization  Lack of personal community and connection  Lack of quality assessment and feedback, which may hinder learning  A lot of downtime and “play” issues  Digital divide may short circuit improvement

19 Disadvantages to Online Learning:  Underutilized talents and facilities  Cost is still equivalent if not more than brick and mortar school  Course availability  Employment  Working Alone  Missing out on non-verbal communication

20 Disadvantages to Online Learning:  Potential for less networking opportunities  No facilities to use or access  Exclusion of fun campus activities  COMMITMENT

21 Overall Findings:  Overall, there are both positives and negatives to online education.  The student chooses  Good Experience  Not for everyone

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