Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.
Donna J. Abernathy
As many other authors and specialists, Abernathy claims that online learning is here to stay. But, what is exactly online learning? And, is it as effective as offline learning?
In this post, I’ll try to answer these questions and share my position in favor of this new way of learning.
A Species of Learners
First of all, let us put this clear: the human species is a species of learners. One of our unique traits is our ability to learn and master different skills. We enjoy learning, and we’re always looking for ways of doing it faster and better. That’s exactly what makes us explore new creative ways of learning, sharing, and teaching.
We’ve been improving and refining our educational methods since always. We can’t help it. As soon as we create something new or develop a new technology, we use that to improve our educational efforts. [Read more…] about Online Learning Is Here to Stay