Notes on the Readings in
Teaching and Learning at a Distance
Edited by Thomas E Cyrs

Chap 1: "Issues and Trends to Take Us into Twenty-First Century" by George P Connick

  • Where is distance ed headed, and how will we get there?
  • Triumph of the Nerds
  • changes: industrial to information; 52% of college students ages 18-21. Most colleges built in another era for another era. Now anywhere anytime..
  • Students have more choices with on-line courses.
  • Educational institutions, like publishers, became to smug in their power. Then the web changed that.
  • Western Governors University that was created in such a short time, illustrates power of web-based education.
  • The digital age
  • Don Tapscott's Growing Up Digital

    Web will allow:

  • Access
  • Quality
  • Efficiency
  • Productivity

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