Online Learning: Global And Educational Congruency
Rosina Smith, Alberta Online Consortium, Canada
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Although the greater global community is, to varying degrees, embracing online approaches, it is within the learning system that the greatest dissonance is being evidenced. Many factors contribute to this dissonance including an ecology that supports maintaining the status quo in terms of its delivery model, its assessment mechanisms, its management systems and its philosophical frameworks. To disturb this ecosystem is to disturb the very fiber of what has historically been acknowledged as effective practice and this is the conundrum that creates the incongruency between the global context and the educational environment. This paper will consider the promises and challenges of online learning in an attempt to investigate how the gap between the global and educational contexts might be bridged. An exploration of student achievement, private-public partnerships, leadership and organizational change and schools in the future will position this paper.
Smith, R. (2003). Online Learning: Global And Educational Congruency. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1424-1429). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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