Education, internet, students
Internet has brought significant change to education particularly in making research much easier. In addition, internet has supported online education and increased the audience relying on the internet for learning particularly higher learning. Teachers have also made use of online videos to elaborate on topics they are teaching to ensure that their students understand the lessons.
Research has been made easier hence it is easy for students to carry out their findings on the internet and compile reports. On the other hand, this has resulted to so many varying results in research since there is so much information regarding the same topic on the internet. It has also made researchers lazy to go to the field and get first-hand research results. The audience accessing education has drastically increased hence much knowledge and skills are being acquired. On the other hand, false information is also found on the internet hence may be misleading to people who are learning. It has been easy for teachers to use the internet to elaborate their point in class and also motivate their students.
[...] The positive aspects of these effects is that learning is interesting and learners are not pushed to engage in learning activities but on the other hand it has brought so much laziness amongst the students and reliance on information that is not true. Question How constructivism as a learning theory supports the e-learning process Constructivism is a significant dominant pedagogy that applies in the e-learning process. It encourages students to build their own knowledge base regarding individual experience. It is considered the ideal aspect of e-learning. [...]
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[...] In addition, there is need to include personalized and constructive feedback. Also, the tutor should ensure that there are weekly updates inform of messages on the home pages to show the continued engagement within the student's course. There is also need to comment strategically in the discussion boards in response to the notable or insightful comments from the learners. Question How quality assurance programs are ensuring quality online learning experiences Quality assurance programs operate within three levels that include the institutional level, student level and faculty level. [...]
[...] IT makes significant and routine use of informal and formal networks for fellow employees and outside of their current organizations as an aspect of the learning process (Rudestan & Schoenholtz, 2002). Question Ways to foster motivation and authentic learning opportunities for students taking online courses Motivation can take many forms particularly in the case of online students. To keep online courses in operational and significant to students, there is need for timely feedback on questions and assignments. This ensures that the tutor and the student are connected. [...]
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