Key Elements to Online Learning

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Essay #: 058034
Total text length is 5,556 characters (approximately 3.8 pages).

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Key Elements to Online Learning
Introduction
While the days of blackboards, chalk, and rickety chairs have not completely abandoned the traditional classroom, online learning has become increasingly prevalent. Online learning involves key elements which must be maximized for this method of learning to be effective. In the absence of a traditional learning environment, the importance of these key elements becomes pronounced.
Key Elements
Organization
In traditional learning environments, material is organized often in the form of syllabi, handouts, books, and other hardcopy formats. Online learning environments are characterized by this information being stored in files on servers. Students then access this information by logging into the...
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.....rning environment is a vital step toward understanding these key elements (Yeh, 2010, p. 150). Online learning environments are still collective situations, thus the interactions between all members in the learning environments, both students as well as educators, should be optimized.
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Learning Communities via Online Discussions. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 13(1), 140-151. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.