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Instructors in the Cyber World

June 10,2010 by: admin

Babson Survey Research Group, the College Board and the Sloan Consortium survey more than 2,500 colleges and universities. It shows that over 3.9 million students took at least one online course during the fall 2007 term. This is a 12 percent increase over the previous year. In the fall of 2007, over 20 percent already of all U.S. higher education students took at least one online course.

With the emergence and establishment of different online organizations to cater the need for online education, online courses and programs have become very popular. Since there is a very tight competition between the different institutions that offers online education, they already began taking up steps to address the need for establishment of various training programs, in order to prepare their line-up of faculties who will be teaching online.

It is imperative that instructors must be prepared and equipped with the necessary skills and extensive knowledge to provide the best education with high standard and to avoid the so called perception that online education is a second class. Instructors are harness to use technology for their classes. Now, they post video, audio and text. They can have online office hours. Students participate in discussion groups. They blog and instant-message each other. They post pictures of themselves. They build pages that students edit together.

With respect to online education, we can say that one of the many advantages of online learning is the wide accessibility to different mentors and instructors who are considered experts in their respective fields. Not only there are regular instructors and professors engaged in teaching online, but also an increasing number of highly skilled executives and practitioners who help improve the quality of online education through their direct participation in the different online programs. Examples of professionals a student can find in an online environment are: lawyers, accountants, CEO’s, computer programmers, college professors and even psychologists. All of them share their personal experiences and knowledge to all the students enrolled in the online program. Therefore, a student enrolled in an online program has the assurance that they get education from professionals who are masters in their respective fields.

Whether you’re a typical person or student looking for a change in career or interested in enhancing your existing business skills, enrolling to online programs can be of great help. in a nutshell, the decision boils down to two factors: quality and cost.


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