- Cross-post from Scouts-L that I thought would add some fuel to the
discussion of online training or OLC. I have an opinion on this post and
will share shortly.
Longs Peak Council
Regarding online learning, I received this e-mail from an education list I
am part of and thought I'd pass it along to share:
Sloan-C's Effective Practices collection is a steadily growing work in
progress that enables educators to share effective practices for teaching
learning online. The Sloan-C framework identifies five pillars as key
for achieving quality, and to be included in the collection an effective
practice must demonstrate evidence of effectiveness in these areas.
The hallmarks of the quality pillars are:
* Learning Effectiveness: The provider demonstrates that the quality
of learning online is comparable to the quality of its traditional programs.
* Cost Effectiveness and Institutional Commitment: Institutions
continuously improve services while reducing cost.
* Access: All learners who wish to learn online have the opportunity
and can achieve success.
* Faculty Satisfaction: Faculty achieve success with teaching online,
citing appreciation and happiness.
* Student Satisfaction: Students are successful in learning online and
are pleased with their experience.
To build and share emerging knowledge and to recognize excellence, practices
nominated for inclusion in the Sloan-C collection meet these criteria:
* Innovation - the practice is inventive or original.
* Replicability - the practice can be implemented in a variety of
* Potential impact - the practice would advance the field if many
* Supporting documentation - the practice is supported with evidence
* Scope - the practice explains its relationship with other quality
View the Sloan-C Effective Practices at _www.sloan-c.org/effective_
Learn more about Sloan-C at _www.sloan-c.org/index.asp_
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- I'm not sure how relevent this is, but I have seen
ALOT of posts in a couple of groups about the online
training and wanted to share my thoughts.
Some subjects definitely require human interaction at
least to some degree. I have taken several online
college courses, and one thing I found is that they
are more difficult to complete than taking a regular
class at the local community college even though the
curriculum is the same.
The onus is on the individual to learn the material
and it is difficult to ask questions....leading(at
least in my case) to a very good understanding of the
materials through having to study more. On the other
hand, it was often frustrating compared to my in class
courses where I could ask the instructor about thing
which either confused me or just to clarify a point.
I think that the online training is a good thing for
some subjects, like youth protection, but perhaps not
so much for things such as the unit committee
challenge as I believe the whole committee or at least
a majority should be together at the course.
Perhaps the BSA needs to research somehow which
subjects might be best served on the internet, which
should stay as an in session training format, and
which might benefit from a combination of some sort.
Under any circumstance, theres no such thing as too
much training, and the availability of the information
we now have via internet is a boon to those of us who
want to ensure the best programs possible for the
Just a couple of cents worth of opinion.
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