In addition, research aimed at best practices for online teaching and learning is increasing.
Online learning is an emerging trend among college students, but leaves faculty questioning if the quality and intensity of learning among online instruction leads learners to meet predetermined learning goals.
And the degree and depth of the knowledge attained is directly related to the development and application of the skills of learning.
While certainly well intended, it essentially promotes rote teaching and learning and emphasizes the accumulation of facts and the simple transmission of already known information by rewarding schools whose students score well on tests that measure accumulated information and punishing those whose students don't.
Higher education has shifted from teaching to learning, from discipline-specific learning to integrative learning with an emphasis on liberal learning, and from a small select student body to one that includes 75% of high school graduates; see Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Greater Expectations: A New Vision for Learning as a Nation Goes to College (2002) (Greater Expectations), p.
Achieving greater expectations will also require "creating a society where learning is prized and everyone has access to an excellent education" (Greater Expectations, p.
Of the schools responding, only 40 percent offered distance learning
with no need for any physical attendance at the school whatsoever, and of that group only 32 percent gave full credit for all their e-learning
offerings, while an almost equal percentage (28 percent) gave no credit at all for theirs.
disability is an umbrella term providing a common language for a wide range of professionals, including teachers and counselors (Thomas & Woods, 2003).
That environment must stress the importance of leadership, people, culture, process, learning
, and enabling technology.
Thwarted Innovation" makes the case that e-learning
hasn't lived up to the hype--that growth isn't what was predicted; that the creation and adoption of learning
technology has stalled; and that, despite the availability of new technology, no major changes have occurred in the way teaching happens in higher education.
Heeding Secretary Rumsfeld's call for continual transformation within the Department of Defense, Frank Anderson, Defense Acquisition University (DAU) president, assigned the learning
organization prototype initiative to DAU South Region (DAU-S).
Each similarly defines training as the "planned effort by an organization to facilitate employees' learning
of job-related competencies.
Attention to this topic has been a growing theme in the field's research for decades, and a number of factors argue for making it even more central in the coming years: the increasing emphasis on learning
and achievement throughout education; the deepening appreciation for the library media specialist's various roles as they relate to this emphasis on learning
; the emergence of electronic information resources that highlight the relationship between learning
and information use as never before; and the publication of the Information Literacy Skills for Student Learning
in Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning
(American Association of School Librarians and Association for Educational Communications and Technology [AASL and AECT], 1998).
Theses principles concern reflective learning
, multiple learning
support, orientation on strengths, efficient learning
, and interest.
The authors maintain that the social learning
theory of career development and counseling has not been applied to diverse populations.