Working With ‘Online’ Classes
With the ever changing technological world, we constantly see new things and try to work them into our society and capitalize on their use. I remember a time in my life when the internet was completely new. None of my family had used it, I hadn’t used it, and none of my friends had either. Technology comes first, then we have to figure out how to make it useful.
Networking and the web has radically changed our lives. We are not able to communicate asynchronously and reach people and things from a distance. Networking makes it possible for us to connect with multiple people from multiple places… and it’s all at our finger tips.
As discussion leader, I am bringing to the table a study about distance learning among college students and the obstacles that spring up along the way. With new technology comes new and unforeseen challenges.
Citation: Students’ Frustrations with a Web-Based Distance Education Course by Noriko Hara and Rob Kling. First Monday, volume 4, number 12 (December 1999), URL: http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue4_12/hara/index.html