Business schools must leap online or lose out

B-schools must leap online or lose out – The Globe and Mail.

This article discusses the increasing importance of using social media and applications as part of the learning process in universities.  While the focus of this article is on business schools, I think that it could be applied equally well to many other disciplines.  I’m currently involved in a committee that is assessing our online learning technologies.  As someone who teaches online, I am often frustrated by the limitations that are imposed by our learning technologies: The system we use, at least, is very top down in structure, instructor controlled, and very much based on the distance-based, asynchronous, and static model of learning.  I am heartened to hear that we will be getting an updated version of this learning technology and am very much hoping for a much more interactive, dynamic, and synchronous learning environment.

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