Online Learning as a Change Agent in Education

24 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2011 Last revised: 4 Jul 2014

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Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Date Written: June 22, 2011

Abstract

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 The belief that the only way people can learn is via classroom instruction is obsolete.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.

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, O3

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Linda Weiser and Friedman, Hershey H., Online Learning as a Change Agent in Education (June 22, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1870008 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1870008

Linda Weiser Friedman (Contact Author)

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business ( email )

17 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States

HOME PAGE: http://cisnet.baruch.cuny.edu/friedman/

CUNY - The Graduate Center

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New York,, NY 10016
United States

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management ( email )

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