The Consequences of e-Learning

The Consequences of e-Learning

Henry H. Emurian (University of Maryland-Baltimore County, USA)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-04-9.ch009
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Abstract

It is time for realism regarding the applications of information technology to education and training2 . People learn; electrons do not. Accordingly, the dust will eventually settle from the flurry of activity related to “e-Learning,” in all of its manifestations, and the foregone conclusion will stand out: learning is hard work. There is value in remembering this conclusion because in this Internet era, there is sometimes the impression gained that all the human effort involved in learning and in the achievement of excellence has been removed by information technology and knowledge management.

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