eLearning

Motivating Adult Online Learners

Online learning must be active learning. A February Faculty Focus article described a recent survey of Florida State University students taking online courses which revealed that many students did not feel they were getting the educational value from their online courses that they would from a traditional face-to-face class. Among students’ primary concerns were course relevance, lack of instructor presence, and absence of timely feedback.



Harvard and MIT Sued Over Closed Captions

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) filed federal lawsuits against Harvard and M.I.T., saying both universities violated antidiscrimination laws by failing to provide closed captioning in their online lectures, courses, podcasts and other educational materials.