Monday, July 23

Thwarted Innovation: What Happened to E-learning and Why

Link to Report (By Robert Zemsky & William F Massy)
Abstract: "The Thwarted Innovation report suggests that educational technology and e-learning have not delivered on the promise of revolutionizing the classroom and making higher education more profitable. It suggests that, despite the rapid growth in the US of online education, many teaching staff at colleges do not use innovative technology on their courses, and that not much benefit has been gained from the investment in educational technology. E-learning was studied at six institutions: Foothill College, Hamilton College in New York, Michigan State University, Northwest Missouri State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Texas at Austin over a 15-month period for the report.
The Learning Alliance includes higher education research centers at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania. The report is 61 pages long (excluding title pages and appendices)."

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