The Key to Success in Electronic Learning: Faculty Training and Evaluation

Over the past thirty years, higher education for adult students has emerged to help prepare the labor force for the 21st century in a world of globalization. At the same time, there have been massive advances in computing and the internet that provide many tools useful in higher education. Most universities now offer some form of electronic learning (EL), and many offer complete EL degree programs tailored for the working adult student. Now it is essential that managers of these new educational programs act to select and train faculty to fit the special needs of the adult student. More importantly, program managers need to use the new technology and learning theory to monitor program delivery and insure their program goals are achieved. [For the complete proceedings, see ED579335.]

Abstract: 

Over the past thirty years, higher education for adult students has emerged to help prepare the labor force for the 21st century in a world of globalization. At the same time, there have been massive advances in computing and the internet that provide many tools useful in higher education. Most universities now offer some form of electronic learning (EL), and many offer complete EL degree programs tailored for the working adult student. Now it is essential that managers of these new educational programs act to select and train faculty to fit the special needs of the adult student. More importantly, program managers need to use the new technology and learning theory to monitor program delivery and insure their program goals are achieved. [For the complete proceedings, see ED579335.]

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Publication Type: 
Conference Paper
Authors: 
Albert Smothers and Warren Matthews
Year of Publication: 
2017
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
International Association for Development of the Information Society
Pages: 
5
Publisher: 
International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS)
Date Published: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Publication Language: 
English
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