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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Online learning in schools 'could learn from businesses'

Virtual College writes, "E-learning in academic settings can learn from the successes online training courses have had in the world of business."

This is according to chief executive officer of software consultancy Intertech Tom Salonek, who wrote in the Star Tribune that so-called blended learning, wherein "the best of traditional classroom instruction" is supported by the "ease and cost-saving" mobile and internet tools provide, could be the best way to deliver education.

Distance learning online can be bolstered through high-tech academic environments led by professional educators, providing dialogue, opportunities for students to ask questions and expert, dynamic teachers, he argued.

The specialist highlighted a recent International University Consortium for Executive Education study, which found modern-place blended learning - involving combining traditional education with virtual learning environments - is significantly improved when compared with the "click-and-learn" products of the 1990s.

It also found e-learning courses are becoming key elements in the strategies of many universities, he added.

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Source: Virtual College