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    Katrina Castellano

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    Join date : 2010-04-11

    Reply to the topic of Group 6: E-learning: Is this teaching

    Post  Katrina Castellano on Sun 11 Apr 2010, 3:38 pm

    Reply to the topic of Group 6: E-learning: Is this teaching at students or teaching with students?
    Robert John Muirhead, BN, RGN, RSCN

    University of the East
    Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc.
    64 Aurora Boulevard, Brgy. Dona Imelda, Quezon City

    GROUP 1
    Castellano, Katrina
    Gonzales, Charise
    Galvez, Maria Lourdes
    Ochona, Zacchari Andrei

    The existence of the internet and e-commerce ignited both agreements and disagreements the effectivity and appropriateness of such teaching style. Critiques have argued that with the use of e-learning, both students and the teachers would expand horizons in communication. Incorporated videos online, audio displays and graphics would enhance online lectures. Easy accessibility of needed lectures and sources would be gained, by not entering and researching the library extensively. It is obviously appealing to working adults in perusing additional professionalism and advancements in education. Accommodation of a myriad of students may be able to take full advantage of it; as e-learning tends to occur at the student’s convenience.

    Studies have demonstrated that with technology student achievement increases, students can learn more in less time and undertake more ambitious school projects, and that students have more positive attitudes toward classes that use technology. “Students respond extremely well to the ease and stimulation provided by the various technologies available in the classroom” (Richard, John).
    On a negative note, some critics fear that as online education expands, administrators gain much greater control over faculty performance and course content, endangering academic freedom. Virtual classrooms lack the supervision, interaction, and encouragement that physically present instructors and classmates supply. The lack of accredited programs may indicate that many online institutions are little more than "degree mills."

    The last decade has been a significant expansion in e-learning technologies for enhanced access to education and training. E-learning is about the transmission of learning content using information technology and often refers to delivery using internet (Choy, 2007). E- Learning can be as good as or better than being in the classroom if it’s done well (Neal, 2001). E-learning not only enhances access, but improves engagement, enhances learning, extends experiences in exploring, and empowers the learners to take responsibility for scheduling and managing the learning journey (Roffe, 2002). Many recognize the benefits of e-learning just like UERM, because it provides contemporary learning and can be accessed from the right technology. It is also seen as a cost effective approach to facilitating learning to large groups using information and technology.

    E-learning and knowledge management are separate processes from training. Knowledge management as a key in creating a culture for e-learning. According to Rosenberg (2003), the support to move in the learning-through-technology direction must be championed by management, front-line managers must therefore be on board for success to be realized. The goal of e-learning in the twenty-first century is to provide a framework for understanding the application of e-learning in higher education. We view e-learning as the learning facilitated on-line through network technologies. It doesn’t’ preclude any other technologies or approaches, including components of face-to face educational experiences. (Garrison 2003)

    Building intellectual capital & investing early on not only in the job performance of each employee, but also in the potential of that employee through learning opportunities is tantamount. An effective knowledge management system not only provides a vehicle to share information, but also builds a community of learners. The employee can use their computer to view company policies, access forms, distribute information among colleagues, share stories, access expertise of respected sages, trouble shoot, gain up-to-the-minute advice, teach, coach, and customize one’s training needs. Building a culture of learning is important because this is where learning is perceived and used as a natural piece of one’s job. Markers (indicators) help one recognize whether a culture of learning is being birthed. A successful strategy involves developing a receptive culture toward e-learning and technology, getting key players on board, communicating its value, and leading through the change.(Rosenberg 2003)


    Reference:
    Rosenberg, M. (2003). E-Learning: Strategies for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age Educational Technology & Society, 6(3), 80-81

    Garrison, R et. al(2003). E-learning in the 21st century: A framework for research and practice. Taylor and Francis, 4(2), 95-99

    Roffe,I. (2002). “E-learning: engagement, enhancement and execution.” Quality Assurance in Education, Vol 10, No. 1, pp40-50.

    Neal, L. (2001). “Learning from e-learning”. eLearn, Vol 2001, Issue 10, p 3.
    Choy S (2007) “Benefits of e-Learning Benchmarks: Australian Case Studies” The Electronic Journal of e-Learning Volume 5 Issue 1, pp 11 - 20,

    U.S Department of Education. (2001). E- learning: Putting a world Class Education at the fingertips of all children, pp39 - 44

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