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July 14, 2011

New learning technologies prompt a rethinking of traditional course structure

From Chronicle of Higher Education:
By Jeffrey R. Young
Washington

"The first question many undergraduates ask professors on the first day of class is whether they really have to show up.

The way they phrase it is a bit more subtle, says Dekunle Somade, a senior at the University of Maryland at College Park. What his fellow students actually ask is: "Will reruns of lectures be available after class, or at least the full set of PowerPoint slides?"

Mr. Somade told me recently that "the general idea is that if I don't have to come to class, I don't want to come to class--and technology is giving students more and more reason not to come."

That leads to a big question: Why even have a traditional college course?..."

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http://chronicle.com/article/Actually-Going-to-Class-How/126519/

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January 3, 2008

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'Immersive Education' Submerges Students in Online Worlds Made for Learning

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