Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ Traditional Education Beats Online in Key Areas, Opinion Poll Finds

Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Ah, is there any area of reserach that cannot be done better by opinion poll than by actually measuring outcomes? No, not accoridng to Gallup, nor i guess the Chronicle of Higher Education. Hence, based on the views of 1,000 average Americans, we are forced to conclude, "traditional classroom education is beating out online education on some of the most fundamental elements" and that the "raditional classroom education was still better tailored to the individual." Keeping everything in the language of faith and belief, the article continues, "evangelists for educational technology and online learning tend to hype the personalized and individualized elements of their products. 'The reality... is that that has not permeated Americans' perceptions of what it can do.'" Why would they even run such an article? It boggles the mind.

Today: 1 Total: 1107 [Direct link] [Share]

Image from the website

Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

Copyright 2024
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2024 7:51 p.m.

Canadian Flag Creative Commons License.