Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kaplan Uni..........smooth advertising

I watched the video..........great marketing and very smooth but I disagree with the thought that we should just throw out the old traditional ways of teaching and go on-line. They didn't mention anything about the content of courses. Guess it's just an advert to get potential students to enquire.
Also watched Merroly Penman and Ken Wysocki. Real teachers changing their teaching deliveries. Great stuff. Did notice that Merrloy talked about post grad students which would indicate they all had a good prior knowledge on the subject being taught. Ken also mentioned that when his content had been loaded it took no more time than a traditional paper based course to update. Both v. flexible and definitely learner centred.
Question:- motivation and prior learning, how important are they to make an online course successful?

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