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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Lisa Neal, Editor-In-Chief, eLearn Magazine

Do Distance and Location Matter in E-learning?
By Lisa Neal, Editor-In-Chief, eLearn Magazine

There are many differences between teaching online and in the classroom-including, as I wrote in a previous column, whether an instructor can see who is making eye contact, nodding in agreement, or sighing with frustration. Vital information like this has never been replicated in the virtual classroom. Physical distance between students and teachers clearly has an impact, but does it matter how far apart participants are in an online class?

FIVE QUESTIONS… For Seb Schmoller
By Lisa Neal, Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine

Seb Schmoller is an independent consultant and the chief executive of ALT, the Association for Learning Technology, a UK professional and scholarly association which promotes good practice in the use of learning technologies in education and industry. ALT also facilitates collaboration between learning technology practitioners, researchers, and policy makers. Schmoller's popular email newsletter addresses e-learning-related issues from a uniquely British perspective.

About Lisa Neal

Lisa Neal is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, where she teaches a course on Online Health Communities. She is Editor-in-Chief of eLearn Magazine, www.eLearnMag.org, and a consultant who specializes in the creative use of collaborative technologies for learning. Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University. Lisa's web site is at www.lisaneal.com.


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