HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Essential of Cyberspace Education for Online Students

Document Type

Article

Date

5-1-2005

Publication Title

Journal of College Teaching and Learning

ISSN or ISBN

1544-0389

Volume

2

Issue

5

First Page

1

Last Page

16

Description

In the twenty first century, the development and advancement of the Internet Technology has remarkably transformed and redefined various fabric of human life, from individual communication to the way in which businesses conduct themselves. One of the more significant paradigm shifts has been in the field of education, particularly with the introduction and rapid growth of distance learning. Online education has afforded students, especially working adults, an opportunity to become involved in the learning process, bridging the gap that once existed between the busy lifestyles of working professionals and their goals of obtaining a University degree. Although there are many differences between the conventional modules of face-to-face and the online educational formats, both underscore the importance of learner participation and interaction that assist instructors in developing and initiating effective facilitation techniques to promote learning and retention among adult learners. This document outlines certain skills and nuances of online education and the essential skills that one requires for the successful completion of courses and programs. One of the most important aspects of online learning is communication, wherein online correspondence in the form of emailing, chatting and online discussions are critical when communicating with instructors, colleagues and administrations. Therefore, unlike other literature on cyberspace learning, this document provides a simple format on the essentials of online learning, chatting and emailing, without inserting too much academic literature, and acts as a manuscript for the “know-hows” of online education for prospective online students.

DOI

10.19030/tlc.v2i5.1810

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