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The Future of Online Education Systems

This posting questions the future of distance learning in your field (including online learning and distance learning alternatives to Internet delivered instruction)?

Does the future of online learning differ based on the educational setting? For instance, is the future of online education different for K-12, postsecondary, and organizational learning environments? Why or why not?

How does distance learning affect you in your organization's learning environment?
What issues related to distance learning (including online learning) still need to be addressed?

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1. What is the future of distance learning in your field (including online learning and distance learning alternatives to Internet delivered instruction)?

First, it is important for you to address the obvious growing and strong position that DL holds in the future of education. In order to augment globalization, Dl allows students to gather data from all parts of the world, collaborate with other students and instructors internationally, and improve the nature of pedagogy quite dramatically. Besides increased accessibility, Dl further allows students to be more self-disciplined learners. Another benefit is the increase in test scores and other forms of standardized achievement. Whereas current scores often reflect financial status or location, computers serve as an equalizing effect, allowing all students of various races, socioeconomic backgrounds, and language statuses, the ability to success. Lastly, DL encourages peer participation by allowing shy students and ESL pupils the ability to revise and organize their ideas before sharing ...

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