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Learning in an Online Environment – Drexel University and Learning@Cisco Share Best Practices

November 29, 2011 - 2 Comments

According to the American Society for Training & Development, 37 percent of training in 2009 involved electronic technology, up from 15 percent in 2002, while face-to-face instruction fell to 59 percent. As the paradigm of education continues to evolve to meet new institutional and business requirements, developing instructional strategies for new virtual education environments is becoming key to improving student results.

Watch below as David E. Fenske, Dean, iSchool at Drexel – College of Information Science and Technology and I discuss Talent Development in a Virtual World – TelePresence, Trust & Learning.

Learning in an online environment is both less expensive and can be more instructionally rich than physical in-class experiences. The iSchool at Drexel University takes advantage of distance learning solutions, such as WebEx, TelePresence, etc. and helps students prepare by offering future-proof lessons.

  • More than 50% of the iSchool at Drexel’s students live more than 200 miles from campus.
  • Students can do work on their own time.
  • The ability to reach across timezones enables more students to join classes.
  • 82% of credit hours generated by students were done online, and even students in face-to-face courses participate in supplemental online courses.
  • 90% of classroom interactions have been captured on video over the past 5 years. The iSchool at Drexel mixes environments in ways that will benefit students and their learning outcomes.

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  1. Learning in an Online Environment is one of the most successful ways to complete your education. It is advanced, flexible and cheapest option to fulfill successful educational goals.

  2. e-learning is a good and comfortable way to learn new things while dividing the time as we consider best. however, we miss a lot of the student-professor class interactivity.