Date of this Version

4-1-2013

Document Type

Popular Press

Publication Details

Published version

Kinash, S., & McLean, M. (2013). The consequences of posting learning online. Education Technology Solutions, 53, 50- 52.

Access the journal's website.

© Copyright Educational Technoloogy Solutions, 2013

Published with permission

Abstract

Extract

One of the heated debates in university education today is whether or not to provide lectures online. No doubt this conversation exists beyond the halls of academia, across the corridors of our schools. In the school context, the debate is often framed as a question of whether classrooms should be flipped, so that students watch content videos online and apply learning (the idea of homework) in class under the supervision of their teachers. Students at all levels are calling for online delivery, whilst educators are concerned about its implications on attendance and learning. This mismatch of perception between students and academics has placed universities worldwide at a crossroads, as senior executives walk the tightrope of student demand and academic pedagogy. A comprehensive review of literature and data exploring this issue identifies four questions at the heart of this conversation:
1. Does student attendance decrease when online content is made available?
2. Does it matter to achievement whether attendance is online or face-to-face?
3. Is online content better suited to some pedagogical tasks than others?
4. Do some types of online content work better than others?

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.