As the online education race heats up, emerging market institutions of higher learning need to consider what their legacy will be as they ask: will online learning be the panacea for the learning deficit?
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Being a blogger, I must say that Internet is a power these days. One can get enormous tasks done through online platforms. Like bloggers share news, education articles, technology articles and tips, tutorials and much more. Same way, education platform being online helps every individual to have benefits of it. Online learning system has made the education system advanced and interesting too. These days, height of online education\'s success can be examined through the face that \"It is possible to get higher MBA degree through online learning system.\" And such courses are quite efficient in delivering quality education to students.on Mar 15, 2013
Thank you so much for your comments. I agree with both of you. The online offerings available, especially from the more reputable providers, are phenomenal and obviously give many more people access to quality educational resources than what was possible before. I was merely making the point that because it is online and not in the classroom, we as education providers have to work hard to ensure that the learning experience remains relevant, practical and impactful. As a business school situated in an emerging economy – South Africa – we feel practicality and the localisation of content is important if we are to develop business acumen and entrepreneurialism in the country. Providing content that at every turn can be applied directly to any student’s unique situation is therefore very important. For example, a small shop-owner wants to improve his financial know-how, he doesn’t necessarily want to understand the greater economic or financial forces that are at play in the world and therefore doesn’t need all the academic theory, but he merely wants to be able to understand his finances better. So if he can apply every day what he learns every night, the experience is far more practical-based, action-based, and the impact on him is greater. I of course am not talking about someone doing a PhD. I am talking about simple yet of high quality education that is immediately relevant.on Mar 20, 2013
As a Student of these online courses, I think the online courses are often under-estimated in terms of their content delivery and Knowledge imparted. Most people(Read H.R's) believe that online education is merely watching educational videos and accessing literature when in fact itâs a lot more than that .People who enroll in these âFreeâ courses do so with the genuine interest to gain knowledge. These courses should be taken as Augmentation rather than Substitute to college courses. For example, take the Financial Engineering and Risk Management course offered by Columbia University on Coursera.org. In this course one does not have to simply watch video lecture but also complete Weekly Quizzes and Assignments and these assignments demand a lot of Homework study specially if one is not from Commerce background, Also the Data Analysis course offered by John Hopkins University required students to complete not only weekly assignments but also Complete semester Projects. A lot of background effort goes into finishing these assignments, so much so that it requires the same if not less amount of time and energy as required in a regular undergraduate semester course. There are few other (not so oblivious) advantages of online education Firstly It is simply a better use of my time which I normally waste while commuting from work to home(2 hours one way) ,I can now spend it on finishing online courses in my smart phone, thus productively utilizing my time. Secondly one can always select subjects which one didn't get a chance to study in college, say an Engineer can sign up for course in Music Engineering Or Social Physiology or Financial engineering . Thirdly, one can always learn more about things one is interested in say Artificial Intelligence or Game theory without worrying about grades or Tuition fees. Fourth On can always brush up their fundamentals through courses like Energy 101,It also gives a global perspective to the topic, It's all about perspective.on Mar 12, 2013