Online Learning as a Change Agent in Education
Linda Weiser Friedman
Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; Graduate Center, CUNY
Hershey H. Friedman
Brooklyn College - Department of Finance and Business Management
June 22, 2011
Students who are going to be successful in life must learn to acquire knowledge using all kinds of platforms. The belief that the only way people can learn is via classroom instruction is obsolete. Moreover, research does not support this view. The authors show how online learning is an important tool for achieving the goals of education that include creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and problem solving. In addition, online learning can help colleges save money while at the same time increase their offerings to students.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: Business education, online learning, online education, active learning, creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem solving
JEL Classification: I20, L15, L21, L82, L86, M31, M37, O3working papers series
Date posted: June 22, 2011 ; Last revised: January 13, 2012
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