The Future of Education: A Movement towards E-learning?


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The Future of Education: A Movement towards E-learning?

  1. 1. The Future of Education: A Movement towards E-learning?<br />Education 6620<br />Project #3<br />By: Janine Ryder<br />
  2. 2. Traditional Classrooms<br />Retrieved from:, on December 3, 2009<br />
  3. 3. Today’s Classrooms<br />Retrieved from:, on December 3, 2009<br />
  4. 4. Today’s Classrooms<br />Retrieved from:, on December 3, 2009<br />
  5. 5. What is E-learning?<br /><ul><li>“…the use of computer network technology, primarily over an intranet or through the Internet, to deliver information and instruction to individuals”</li></ul> ~ Welsh, Wanberg, Brown, & Simmering (2003) , p. 246<br />
  6. 6. Synchronous E-learning<br /><ul><li> involves having learners present in front of the computer for a “live” interactive learning sessions
  7. 7. Online chat rooms
  8. 8. Video conferences (such as Elluminate Live!)
  9. 9. Synchronous discussion forums</li></ul> ~Tsai (2009)<br />Retrieved from, on December 3, 2009<br />Retrieved from, on December 3, 2009<br />Retrieved from, on December 3, 2009<br />
  10. 10. Asynchronous E-learning<br /><ul><li> involves learning taking place at any time, and the information being available to the learners at all times
  11. 11. Emails
  12. 12. Mailing lists
  13. 13. Asynchronous discussion forums</li></ul> ~Tsai (2009)<br />Retrieved from:, on December 3, 2009<br />
  14. 14. Why use E-learning?<br />Reasons for using e-learning approaches include: <br /><ul><li>eliminating obstacles caused by distance and time constraints
  15. 15. allows for educational information to be more easily accessible and interactive (Tucker, 2005) </li></li></ul><li>Why use E-learning?<br /><ul><li>“Interactivity transforms a passive audience into people who are much more likely to absorb information”</li></ul> ~ Burns (2005), p.51 <br /><ul><li>The flexibility of e-learning environments make the idea even more attractive, allowing students to connect and learn across time zones </li></ul> ~Naidu (2007) <br /> as cited in Bisoux (2007)<br />
  16. 16. Why use E-learning?<br />Retrieved from:, on December 3, 2009<br />
  17. 17. Three Generations of Distance Learning<br />SorenNiper (1989) outlines that distance learning has evolved through three generations:<br /><ul><li>Correspondence teaching
  18. 18. Multimedia teaching
  19. 19. Print, combined with broadcast media, cassettes and computers, to some extent
  20. 20. New interactive communications technologies (ICTs)</li></li></ul><li>Learning better with technology<br />Retrieved from:, on December 3, 2009<br />
  21. 21. The Future of E-learning?<br /><ul><li> Desai, Hart, & Richards (2008) call attention to the fact that even though we live in a time where technology is everywhere, our educational environments are lagging behind
  22. 22. There has been a noticeable movement towards e-learning, but there is still a gap between the technological standards of educational institutions and society as a whole </li></ul>Retrieved from, on December 3, 2009<br />
  23. 23. The Future of E-learning?<br />Retrieved from:, <br />on December 3, 2009<br />
  24. 24. The Future of E-learning?<br />Retrieved from: , <br />on December 3, 2009<br />
  25. 25. The Future of E-learning?<br />Retrieved from:, <br />on December 3, 2009<br />
  26. 26. Transforming Education<br /><ul><li> A transformation in education is needed. To attain this, we must parallel how and what the learners need to know in order to be successful in the world of work. </li></ul> ~Christen (2009)<br /><ul><li>This can be done by:
  27. 27. Synchronizing instruction and students’ lives outside the classroom
  28. 28. Aligning curriculum and the currently information-driven workforce
  29. 29. Improving the integration of technology in teaching and learning</li></ul> ~Christen (2009)<br />
  30. 30. References<br />Bisoux, T. (2007). The Evolution of E-learning. BizEd , 22-29.<br />Burns, T. (2005, February). E-learning: The Future of Quality Training. Quality Progress , 50-56.<br />Christen, A. (2009). Transforming the Classroom for Collaborative Learning in the 21st Century. Techniques (ACTE), 83 (09), 28-31.<br />Conrad, D. (2008). Reflecting on Strategies for a New Learning Culture: Can we do it? Journal of Distance Education, 22 (3), 157-162.<br />Desai, M. S., Hart, J., & Richards, T. C. (2008). E-learning: Paradigm Shift in Education. Education, 129 (2), 327-334.<br />Gell Mason, M., Chesemore, S., & Van Noord, R. (2006). E-learning&apos;s Next. Library Journal , 40-43.<br />Guri-Rosenblit, S. (2005). &quot;Distance education&apos; and &apos;e-learning&apos;: Not the same thing. Higher Education , 467-493.<br />
  31. 31. References<br />MacFarlane, K. (2001). Just another electric circus? Meeting standards for K to 12 e-learning classroom resources. Education Canada, 41 (3), 26.<br />Tsai, M.-J. (2009). The Model of Strategic e-Learning: Understanding and Evaluating Student e-Learning from Metacognitive Perspectives. Educational Technology & Society, 12 (1), 34-48.<br />Tucker, M. (2005, October). E-learning Evolves. HR Magazine , 74-78.<br />Welsh, E. T., Wanberg, C. R., Brown, K. G., & Simmering, M. J. (2003). E-learning: emerging uses,empirical results and future directions. International Journal of Training and Development , 245-258.<br />