“The Future of Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: The Survey Says”
Considering the fact that I am enrolled in an online educational course I found it prudent to seek out a research article studying online learning. It is common knowledge to any student in America, or the world for that matter, that distance education has exploded almost uncontrollably and is continuing to do so at a remarkable pace. So, what makes a distance education course good? While reviewing the mass of articles about distance education I first had to define my search to narrow the various distance educational articles available through Liberty’s library database. ...view middle of the document...
Although, Kyong-Jeer & Bonks (2006) survey took place in late November of 2003 to early January of 2004 the paper was not complete for an additional two years.
The two-year lapse from survey to paper allowed the authors to see how the predictions of the survey fared. One point of interest is that only 1% of the survey recipients thought in the
future use of blogs would increase (Kyong-Jee & Bonk, 2006). With the experience of hindsight we can see how blogs not only increased in use, but also have virtually engulfed the Internet.
Another interesting point in Kyong-Jee & Bonks (2006) study discovered that the respondents assumed face-to-face instruction is a valid benchmark for teaching and learning outcomes, a desire that online courses strove to achieve. “What if institutions took the opposite stance and measured face-to-face courses based on whether they could accomplish all that online instruction can”, (Kyong-Jee & Bonk, 2006, p. 28)?
The research conducted by Kyong-Jee &...