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Title: Online learning: Trends, potential and challenges
Authors: Liang, Rose Yee Hing
Chen, Der-Thanq
Keywords: Online learning
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Liang, R., & Chen, D. –T. V. (2012). Online learning: Trends, potential and challenges. Creative Education, 3(8), 1332-1335.
Abstract: This paper examines trends, potential and challenges in online learning. We consider 6 online learning trends and the issues associated with the trends. These include a one sided emphasis on the technology; physical versus online presences; formal face-to-face versus distance/workplace education; mono-versus multi-lingual online learning; open source versus proprietary software; and the open standard oxymoron. The potential of online learning include 4 factors of accessibility, flexibility, interactivity, and collaboration of online learning afforded by the technology. In terms of the challenges to online learning, 6 are identified: defining online learning; proposing a new legacy of epistemology-social constructivism for all; quality assurance and standards; commitment versus innovation; copyright and intellectual property; and personal learning in social constructivism. The authors contend the necessity of developing new ways of thinking to face the challenges relating to the development of online learning.
ISSN: 2151-4755 (print)
2151-4771 (online)
Other Identifiers: 10.4236/ce.2012.38195
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