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MANILA, Philippines — Many parenting experts have long spoken of the ills of exposing children to too much electronic visual stimuli — like television and computers. But progressive education proponents are also challenging today’s parents to open their minds to the possibility that the next generation will face a school environment very different from ours. The learning environment of the future will be enriched with integrated photos and video teaching aides, instant access to latest research and interaction across vast distances.
Do you want to know more about about online learning? Are you a teacher wanting to know how ICT is changing classroom education? Or are you a student wanting to find a distance learning online program or a school that offers the program you want?
These pages in the online and distance learning web site should help you find out more about online education, the difficulties, the advantages, tips for learning online, where online programs can be taken, and more ...
“Make your own podcasts, powerful presentation graphics, and screencasts. Make the best use of your Learning Management System. Engage students and peers with collaborative applications on the cloud. Write documents of e-Publication. You’ll learn all this and more.”
“There’s a growing interest in “flipping the classroom” to support differentiated instruction, allowing students to explore and learn at their own pace, and for buying time to do more project-based learning in class. It’s a simple idea that I first heard from a Virginia Tech engineering professor about 8 years ago when he called it “turning the classroom right side up”. Whatever you call it, the principle is the same – save class time for the most important “live interaction” activities, and assign everything else as homework.” …
“Now the same idea can be applied to lab science…”
A PhD developmental psychology program will prepare you for a range of interesting careers as a developmental psychologist. This page will help you to locate and find out more about studying suitable programs online.
“ICT impacts on education in many ways. Access to satisfactory ICT infrastructure is of course a pre-requisite. PISA 2009, the Programme for International Student Assessment which evaluates education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-olds, found that at least 50% of students in Europe were in schools where one computer is available for every two students – a significant improvement in comparison to 2000, when there were between 25 and 90 students per computer. Having said that, infrastructure needs a suitable framework and new curricula need to be developed to ensure successful use of the technological means.”
Going to college can cost a lot money and lead to a significant debt. How best to make use of your time college? The Successful College Student Pyramid infographic (courtesy of Online Colleges) helps you to organize your time effectively.
Also, find out how online learning is different to classroom learning, and how you can learn more effectively.