Thursday, October 25, 2012

Post 10: Technology in Education

According to a Chronicle of Higher Education/Pew Foundation survey, 46% of students who graduated in the last ten years say they took at least one online course. Yet just 51% of 1,000 college presidents surveyed said online courses provide the same value as courses taken in the classroom (28 Aug. 2011). Have you ever taken an online or hybrid class? If yes, why did you choose this method of course delivery? Did it meet your expectations? How would you evaluate the course compared to a face-to-face class? If you haven't taken an online class, what kinds of technologies have you been introduced to in your coursework? Are they "worth" learning? What positive/negative outcomes have you experienced?