"E-learning" blends well with the traditional kind

according to this notice in Science Daily.

A University of Illinois researcher has found that, among other benefits, e-learning increases student responsibility for learning.

“Since there’s an emphasis on more learner-centric activities than traditional lecture-based classroom learning, the teacher is more of a facilitator in an online classroom,” [researcher Caroline Haythornthwaite] said. “Not only does that enhance the collaborative nature of online learning, it also motivates students to be much more engaged and to take more responsibility for what they’re learning.”

Here you go: more evidence that for older, self-motivated learners, wikiness helps, and does not hurt, humans learn.

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