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Connecting to an E-ducation… Critical analysis paper Kristiana Kilvert Queensland University of Technology Education Technology Effects of the Internet upon education (negatives) Education is only accessible where the technology is available Ruiz in Sekel, 2004.

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connecting to an e ducation critical analysis paper

Connecting to an E-ducation…Critical analysis paper

Kristiana Kilvert

Queensland University of Technology

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Education

Technology

effects of the internet upon education negatives
Effects of the Internet upon education (negatives)
  • Education is only accessible where the technology is available Ruiz in Sekel, 2004.
effects of the internet upon education negatives4
Effects of the Internet upon education (negatives)
  • Education is only accessible where the technology is available Ruiz in Sekel, 2004.
  • Staff do not necessarily adjust their teaching methods to suit an online learning environment Duncan, 2004.
effects of the internet upon education negatives5
Effects of the Internet upon education (negatives)
  • Education is only accessible where the technology is available Ruiz in Sekel, 2004.
  • Staff do not necessarily adjust their teaching methods to suit an online learning environment Duncan, 2004.
  • Students can have problems navigating and understanding online content and then posting responses to it Duncan, 2004.
effects of the internet upon education positives
Effects of the Internet upon education (positives)
  • Students adjust to real world situations (where face-to-face may not be an option) Dolezalek, 2003: 26-32.
effects of the internet upon education positives7
Effects of the Internet upon education (positives)
  • Students adjust to real world situations (where face-to-face may not be an option) Dolezalek, 2003: 26-32.
  • The comparative cost savings of an

e-ducation translate into student learning benefits AOS, 1997.

effects of the internet upon education positives8
Effects of the Internet upon education (positives)
  • Students adjust to real world situations (where face-to-face may not be an option) Dolezalek, 2003: 26-32.
  • The comparative cost savings of an

e-ducation translate into student learning benefits AOS, 1997.

  • Students have more flexibility with their study (which can also be translated into monetary savings) Hallam, 2004.
specific benefits to students
Mould an education around an existing lifestyle University of

Washington, 2004.

No location based disadvantages

Hallam, 2004.

New access

to diverse and interactive content

Hallam, 2004.

Non threatening learning environment in comparison to the physical classroom (students can contribute with more confidence to class discussions)

Duncan, 2004.

Specific benefits to students
quality of e ducation
Quality of e-ducation
  • Can easily link learning content with real world examples Hallam, 2004.
  • Can integrate multimedia and interactive elements into unit content

Duncan, 2004.

  • Can more easily access the most update information and examples Duncan, 2004.
  • Students are more easily able to apply what they have learnt OLT, 2004.
skill set development
Skill set development
  • Enhanced computing capabilities Duncan, 2004.
  • Strong self-regulation/ self-discipline skills Duncan, 2004.
  • Increased group learning Kassop, 2003.
main disadvantages to students of an e ducation
Main disadvantages to students of an e-ducation
  • A lack of physical interaction leading to:
    • decreased shared knowledge and ideas

Hallam, 2004.

    • a less enthusiastic e-class Duncan, 2004.
    • problematic communication/ understanding

McCarthy and Hatcher, 2002.

    • a weakened desire to achieve by students

Duncan, 2004

    • less experience in dealing with

people in the physical realm

Duncan, 2004

main disadvantages to students of an e ducation13
Main disadvantages to students of an e-ducation
  • Having access to the appropriate technology and the online environment supporting the educational content

Carvin, 2000.

main disadvantages to students of an e ducation14
Main disadvantages to students of an e-ducation
  • Having access to the appropriate technology and the online environment supporting the educational content

Carvin, 2000.

  • Location-based and cultural examples disadvantaging students foreign to them Flew, 1999.
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Main disadvantages to students of an e-ducation
  • Having access to the appropriate technology and the online environment supporting the educational content

Carvin, 2000.

  • Location-based and cultural examples disadvantaging students foreign to them Flew, 1999.
  • The ability to regulate the quality of online educational institutions

WorldWideLearn, 2004.

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Rapid technological developments

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An increasing understanding of an audience’s wants and needs

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Enhanced learning environment online.

thank you

Thank you!

Contact me:

Kristiana Kilvert

[email protected]

references
References
  • AOS. (1997) The Top 10 Unique Features and Benefits of the Virtual Classroom [Online]. Available: http://www.attractionu.com/caavirtualclassroom.html [Accessed 24 May. 2004].
  • Carvin, A. (2000) Beyond access: Understanding the digital divide [Keynote conference address]. NYU Third Act Conference, May 19 2000. 
  • Dolezalek, H. (2003) ‘Online degrees’, Training [Online], vol.40, no. 5, pp. 26-32. Available: Proquest. [Accessed 31 May. 2004].
  • Dr Margot Duncan, interview, 5 June 2004.
  • Flew, T. (1999) ‘The virtual University: Mickey Mouse or Real Learning?’, Journal of contemporary analysis, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 34-41.
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Gillian Hallam, interview, 6 June 2004.
  • Kassop, M. (2003) Ten Ways Online Education Matches, or Surpasses, Face-to-Face Learning. [Online]. Available: http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=1059 [Accessed 8 Dec. 2004].
  • McCarthy, P. and Hatcher, C. (2002) Speaking persuasively: Making the most of your presentations. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
  • OLT. (2004) Technological Literacy and Computer Use [Online]. Available: https://olt.qut.edu.au/manuals/adminm/Access_to_

the_site/Technological_Literacy.htm [Accessed 24 May. 2004].

  • Sekel, C. (2004). Launches Global Strategy with Partners to Provide Internet Connectivity and Computing Power to 50 Percent of World’s Population by 2015. [Online] Available: http://www.cbiz.cn/release/showrelease.asp?id=685 [Accessed 24 Nov. 2004].
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TALSS. (2004) InfoFocus [Online]. Available: https://www.talss.qut.edu.au/service/OL/index.cfm?fa=getFile&rNum=621350 [Accessed 24 May. 2004].
  • TALSS. (2004) QUT External Student Support [Online]. Available: http://www.talss.qut.edu.au/service/OL/index.cfm?fa=displayPage&rNum=624345 [Accessed 24 May. 2004].
  • TALSS. (2004) Study assistance [Online]. Available: http://www.talss.qut.edu.au/service/OL/index.cfm?fa=displayPage&rNum=624349 [Accessed 24 May. 2004].
  • Tuinstra, F. (2003). A disruptive technology – the WTO column. [Online]. Available: http://www.cbiz.cn/NEWS/showarticle.asp?id=2012 [Accessed 20 Nov. 2004].
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University of Washington. (2004) UW Online Learning: Your goals, Your Schedule [Online]. Available: http://www.extension.washington.edu/ol/direction.asp [Accessed 24 May. 2004].
  • WorldWideLearn. (2004) Accreditation: The Accreditation Process [Online]. Available: www.worldwidelearn.com/elearning/accreditation-process.htm [Accessed 30 Jun. 2004].
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