Getting It Right: Enhancing On-line Learning for Higher Education using the Learner-driven Approach

Wee Keng Neo; Chen Swee Eng
July 2001
Singapore Management Review;2001 2nd Half, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p61
Academic Journal
On-line learning taps into the advancements in computers, communication, and information technologies to offer flexible learning. Learners are able to learn anytime, anywhere, and in a collaborative learning environment. On-line learning promotes the globalisation of education by making learning borderless. In a knowledge-based era, on-line learning is a powerful tool for knowledge creation and management. This paper discusses the rationale for on line learning in the Internet Age and proposes ways to improve its effectiveness in Singapore. The authors recommend the learner-driven approach to support the on-line learning initiative and address its implications on content design, academic staff, learners, management, administration staff arid facilities.


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