Total Online vs. Hybrid

Total Online vs. Hybrid

Shiang-Kwei Wang (New York Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch281
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Abstract

Cutting-edge computer technology has been advancing the implementation of distance learning in higher education, and facilitating the preparation of a virtual learning environment for students who have difficulty participating in a traditional face-to-face classroom due to busy time schedules or untravelable distances. The educational needs from more and more non-traditional students (part-time working adults or students who are unable to attend class physically) have been growing, and the use of online learning has expanded. In an online learning environment, the instructor and students are separated in time and space; as a result, the learning is facilitated through various synchronous and asynchronous technologies (e.g., discussion board, chat room, e-mail, and video conferencing tools).

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