Teaching And Learning For The 21st Century

The growth of online education has led to new theories and practices in teaching and learning. There are also increased expectations that all student learning be measurable and tied to key outcomes for citizenship and careers. Based on the  readings and your own experience:

  • How has the role of the instructor changed in the advent of online education?
  • What parts of the instructor’s role have not changed over time?
  • To what extent should a college education be oriented toward general life skills and success, and to what extent should it be oriented toward preparation for a specific job or career? If you were to answer this question 200 years ago, how would your answer be different?