An Assessment of Incorporating Online Learning in Higher Education
In educational settings, learning and teaching have traditionally been viewed as a direct interpersonal classroom activity. As a result of technological advancements, new forms of teaching and evaluation have emerged, and they have gradually become a more prevalent aspect of education. With the advancement of information technology in general, and the Internet and online technologies in particular, there has been a growing emphasis on the development of distance learning methods, allowing students to extend their learning beyond the constraints of space and time. The goal of this paper is to present the results of a case study investigation into student perceptions of the as part of their experience of an M.A. programme in Catholic School Leadership at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, the addition of an e-learning component Students were able to participate in a “virtual classroom” by engaging in online learning and sharing discussions sparked by online questions. As a result, the introduction of online learning represents a significant step forward that has the potential to influence pedagogy and assessment. As a result of this investigation, the following conclusion can be reached: While some students had reservations about the facility’s implementation, they all agreed that online activities improved the quality of their education.
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Dr. David Fincham
St Mary’s University College, London, UK.
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