Virtual Learning: A Strategic Tool for Exploration and Discovery Beyond Just Course Completion
- 10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.204How to use a DOI?
- virtual learning, strategic teaching tool, livelong learning, adult learning, online learning
As more educational institutions move from the traditional classroom setting to a more high-tech learning environment with a use of a Learning Management Software (LMS), changes need to be realized in the different changes in the learning needs of adult learners, as well as the overall educational goals. While many adult learners have a variety of learning needs and wants, the educational system in many countries has been slow in changing. However, with the onset of virtual (online) learning, many educational institutions have realized that educational needs for students, business, industry, as well as cultural factors have changed. In today’s learning environment, learners have an immediate need for education, but they also need to plan for their educational goals beyond the completion of the course or program of study. Thus, this paper will address the changes in the learning environment, changes for the adult learner and industry, and changes in overall educational goals and those involved in the educational process.
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TY - CONF AU - Bob Barrett PY - 2013/10 DA - 2013/10 TI - Virtual Learning: A Strategic Tool for Exploration and Discovery Beyond Just Course Completion BT - Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 897 EP - 901 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.204 DO - 10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.204 ID - Barrett2013/10 ER -