Sharon Smith

Is all online learning the same?

Short answer: NO! Longer answer: Online learning is an umbrella term used to describe any form of learning that has a web-based element.  This means online learning can take many forms; distance learning that utilises static, resources and online documents to facilitate independent home-based learning (e.g. Moodle or work set in Google); non-interactive, asynchronous, pre-recorded …

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Why do students enjoy learning online?

In 2001 American educationalist, Marc Prensky, declared that “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.”  He coined the term ‘digital natives’ to describe how today’s students have grown up and spent their entire lives immersed in digital technologies. He argued that today’s students fundamentally think about and process …

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