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What Happened to the Promise of One-to-One Online Learning?

One early claim of the advantage of computer-based instruction was that the computer could adapt to the individual learner and provide her or him with instruction customized to their individual needs. This does not seem to be happening in the world of e-learning. This adaptation to individuals is a missing ingredient in training and education. […]

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Advantages/Disadvantages of Online High Schools

Online high schools are not without challenges. Elizabeth Birr Moje, a professor of education at the University of Michigan who has studied online learning, says “there are some huge advantages” to online high schools, including an individualized pace and better access to multimedia content. But she points out disadvantages as well…”The disadvantage is that you […]

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Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Here are some thoughts and ideas related to Albert Bandura’s social learning theory. Bandura’s social learning theory indicates the effectiveness of human social models in influencing another to change behaviors, beliefs or attitudes, as well as social and cognitive functioning. Through processes such as observation, vicarious experience (experience gained by observing another) and social interaction, […]

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Gamification is …

Gamification is using elements traditionally thought of as “fun” or game-like to promote learning and engagement. In a real situation, learning to be safe is serious business but placing a person in a safe environment and letting them gain experience through trial and error in an online simulation brings an allowable element of failure into […]

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