A Classroom of One: How Online Learning Is Changing Our Schools and Colleges

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 8, 2003 - Education - 306 pages
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This is Gene Maeroff's "report from the front" on the short history and status of online learning in the United States and around the world. Maeroff is a reporter who takes you to the schools from Penn State's World Campus to the Florida Virtual School to the newly emerging online learning initiatives in Afghanistan. His journey ultimately provides a snapshot of the way in which technology is changing the minds of people with regard to the nature of higher education. He looks at the method of electronic delivery, the quality of the information being delivered and quality of interaction it engenders. He looks at the way learners are adapting to this new technology and how much responsibility is put on the student's shoulders. Finally, and maybe tellingly, he looks at the business of online learning.

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Long before the Internet or even the computer, there was distance learning, known in the mid-19th century as correspondence courses. The latter half of the 20th century saw the advent of telenet ... Read full review

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Gene I. Maeroff is Director of the Heichinger Institute on Education and Media at Teachers College/Columbia University and the author of Altered Destinies.

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