College online Learning
Anyone headed to campus these days should get set for "a blended experience, " says David Leebron, president of Rice University and an advocate of online learning. While some college students will probably still have an entirely brick-and-mortar experience, Leebron says, other folks "may get their education entirely online." Most will find themselves mixing traditional and virtual learning.
Much of this terrain is still uncharted, and some online models have been more successful than others as colleges and universities learn how to integrate technology into their curriculums effectively. But it's inevitable that online learning will shape undergraduate education going forward, experts say.
A range of approaches, beyond MOOCs, are well underway.
1. Flipped classrooms: One of the most popular models being used by instructors enables lectures to be heard at home and "homework" to be done in class.
At Bentley University, for example, students in these "flipped classrooms" use computers or mobile devices outside class to watch videos describing how to build spreadsheets and Web pages as part of senior lecturer Mark Frydenberg's Introduction to Information Technology course. They then come to class to apply that knowledge, doing actual building and having the opportunity to get their questions answered.
Sophomore Maria Clarice Chua says that previewing material before class helps students to understand how to use various digital formats when they meet. Class time allows for "more of a hands-on approach, " she notes. "It's much more rewarding."
Some schools are adding another dimension, designing their classes around course materials made freely available by other universities. San Jose State University lecturer Khosrow Ghadiri combines elements from Circuits and Electronics, a massive open online course from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as part of his own Introduction to Circuits Analysis.
His 87 students watch the lectures and finish the readings before class, where Ghadiri then clarifies points and reinforces concepts as needed. Students are quizzed on the videos.
The approach seems to be paying off: The pass rate in the conventional classes has been as low as 59 percent, while in classes embracing this blended approach, it has climbed to 91 percent.what is a fashion our little lifestyle rss astronomy lulu dresses fit and flare coffee place cartoon style my own outfits my closet trend group most awesome winter outfit ideas email trends science after haircut in v casual trendy outfit ideas same fashion fashion and astronomy 2012 how to find a new hair salon their new lifestyle up to trend fashion clothes astronomy mb fault plane trademark full services salon coffee enemas astronomy now science market fashion movie 1 trend coffee and more here's your coffee fashion haven fashion in 2014 two trends great clips idaho falls fred meyer social structures hairstyles for medium hair youtube kid haircut my lifestyle games t m fashion american lifestyle fuel storage pathways in body my science 8 course astronomy social activity haircut one any fashion can lactate be converted back to pyruvate lifestyle that coffee health simple star definition trending dress shoes list of heavenly bodies in solar system science 20 astronomy index trending on netflix 2017 trending nail colors for spring mobile lifestyle website astronomy trending today on instagram auriga constellation brightest star 6 science astrology planets chart just for fashion science that scientific method bill nye the science guy news of astronomy 0's fashion glycolysis why do science best winter outfit ideas im lifestyle local culture an haircut it lifestyle trend page coffee shops chicago venus fly trap science fair science olympiad logo coffee company work and lifestyle fatty acids can be converted to acetyl-coa for entering the krebs cycle by the process of astrologist ffxiv hair salon near me yelp hotel haircut first star over the mediterranean east first science history of astronomy timeline for kids more fashion stars and stripes forever sheet music astronomy words living life like a beginner and this is only the beginning astronomy system home trends fashion you up most science coffee makers that use k cups coffee near chandler mall market coffee day-to-day life games coffee astronomy digital fashion 11 astronomy event starbucks hours key trends police fashion coffee table one star in the sky francesca's lace off the shoulder dress pink coffee it friends lifestyle front haircut hair styles 2017 emerald isle nc coffee shop theories in the scientific method lifestyle lyrics clean version astronomical bodies names very coffee video haircut talk about dress lifestyles of the rich and famous show episodes sun lifestyle coffee by state coffee post trending now tallahassee business science coffee from above area trends astronomy usa what is isn in science light astronomy guildford to the coffee peddler types of hair and styles scientific method meaning haven lifestyle full lifestyle digital lifestyle not before my coffee trends to haircuts for medium length hair winter outfits tumblr lifestyle city what's astronomy pdp astronomy stars and stripes forever movie 1952 removing trending from facebook hair spring 2018 fashion to atp to adp cellular respiration coffee table plans