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Seven overlooked, ignored, or misvalued facets of online education
by Howard Gaukrodger PhD
1. The term “e-Learning” suggests one-way activity.
So, is teaching not required?
a. e-Education seems more appropriate fo...
2. We all learn in different ways.
So, why is e-education often inflexible?
a. Flexibility introduces inconsistency and un...
3. Generally, teachers are not computer experts and
computer experts are not teachers
a. Imposing computer-use on teachers...
4. Research shows:
a. Students are most concerned with the human interface – a sympathetic
ear to discuss study issues, a ...
5. Feedback is essential in the learning process, but
is a poorly-considered aspect of e-education
30/05/2013 6
Perspectiv...
 e-Education can be as little as…
 an individual component
 Or as much as…
 an entire course programme
30/05/2013
Pers...
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PhD, NetSalience Ltd. 8
 Education takes time
 Implementing ...
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Perspectives on e-Education by Howard Gaukrodger
PhD, NetSalience Ltd. 9
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  1. 1. Seven overlooked, ignored, or misvalued facets of online education by Howard Gaukrodger PhD
  2. 2. 1. The term “e-Learning” suggests one-way activity. So, is teaching not required? a. e-Education seems more appropriate for the education sector b. e-Training or even e-Development for the private sector 30/05/2013 2 Perspectives on e-Education by Howard Gaukrodger PhD, NetSalience Ltd. Good e-education should be two-way, with a subject teacher facilitating and fostering interaction
  3. 3. 2. We all learn in different ways. So, why is e-education often inflexible? a. Flexibility introduces inconsistency and unfairness? b. It’s cheaper and easier to be prescriptive? Or is it because we’re implementing new technology before we have the competence to use it effectively? Good e-education requires a commitment to students and teachers, staff training, and support. 30/05/2013 3 Perspectives on e-Education by Howard Gaukrodger PhD, NetSalience Ltd.
  4. 4. 3. Generally, teachers are not computer experts and computer experts are not teachers a. Imposing computer-use on teachers and students can cause resentment Good e-education uses methods that are right for all parties 30/05/2013 4 Perspectives on e-Education by Howard Gaukrodger PhD, NetSalience Ltd.
  5. 5. 4. Research shows: a. Students are most concerned with the human interface – a sympathetic ear to discuss study issues, a person. 30/05/2013 5 Perspectives on e-Education by Howard Gaukrodger PhD, NetSalience Ltd. Good e-education allows for video- conferencing and live-chat functions
  6. 6. 5. Feedback is essential in the learning process, but is a poorly-considered aspect of e-education 30/05/2013 6 Perspectives on e-Education by Howard Gaukrodger PhD, NetSalience Ltd. Researcher: “Your teacher gives you a mark and no comments. Are you happy with that feedback?” Student: “No, I'm not because I don't know what the teacher is thinking. “ Teacher: “I do think the students really appreciate feedback because if you don't give some feedback they are just lost really… I do think feedback is very important”. “Unless students are able to use the feedback to produce improved work, neither they nor those giving the feedback will know that it has been effective” (D. Boud, 2000) Good e-education maximises two-way feedback to engage and motivate.
  7. 7.  e-Education can be as little as…  an individual component  Or as much as…  an entire course programme 30/05/2013 Perspectives on e-Education by Howard Gaukrodger PhD, NetSalience Ltd. 7 In both cases, it is important to remember two facets of e-education that can be overlooked:  trial the system with teachers and students  have a back-up plan for when the system breaks down Good e-education comprises a scalable system of tried and tested components 6. Scale of e-Education
  8. 8. 30/05/2013 Perspectives on e-Education by Howard Gaukrodger PhD, NetSalience Ltd. 8  Education takes time  Implementing new technology takes time  Mastering the new technology takes time  Profiling and promoting the adoption of the technology takes time  The emotional attachment of staff and students to traditional methods using pen and paper is often underestimated.  Expectations of a quick ROI and higher attainment levels for reduced staff input are often overestimated. Good e-education systems evolve 7. e-Education is a long-term commitment
  9. 9. 30/05/2013 Perspectives on e-Education by Howard Gaukrodger PhD, NetSalience Ltd. 9 is communicative requires commitment is right for all parties is human- interactive maximises two-way feedback is scalable systems evolve e-Education Good
  10. 10. Seven overlooked, ignored, or misvalued facets of online education by Howard Gaukrodger PhD Contact me on Skype: howard.gaukrodger (GMT+12)

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