Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science

Virtual Learning: A Strategic Tool for Exploration and Discovery Beyond Just Course Completion

Authors
Bob Barrett
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Bob Barrett
Available Online October 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.204How to use a DOI?
Keywords
virtual learning, strategic teaching tool, livelong learning, adult learning, online learning
Abstract
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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Proceedings
International Academic Workshop on Social Science (IAW-SC-13)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
October 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-84-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.204How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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