Self Paced Learning vs the Classic Method.

by Nathan Darling - Nov 18, 2009


It used to be if you wanted an education your mom or dad would take you by the hand, carry a bundle of coin over their shoulder and walk you the 90 miles or so to the house of Aristotle or Plato where if he felt you were worthy he would take you on and teach you as much as you were capable of learning.

You probably don’t remember those times because demographics shows that most people who are online reading this blog right now are less than 2,359 years old.

 

Plato never taught like this.

CBT or Computer Based Training is where we are going.

Think about that just a moment.  The system of learning that involves taking children to school is over 2,000 years old.  Maybe it’s time for something new.

Something like self paced learning, aka self directed learning.  With the internet people do not have to buy volumes of encyclopedias in order to have knowledge at their fingertips.  They just have to be able to use a new verb “google”.  They don’t have to compete with other students to get answers from a teacher who may specialize in something different than what they are interested in.  They have access to a cornucopia of masters whose words are digitally printed on webpages somewhere.  This trend is known as electronic learning or e learning for short.  I could tell you about it, but instead let me link to a website where somebody already has.

Self Paced Learning



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2 Responses to “Self Paced Learning vs the Classic Method.”

  1. By Nancy on Nov 29, 2009 | Reply

    great blog, just thought to let you knw that yourt pwge looks broken on Opera Mobile Brow ser

  2. By Elearning on Dec 1, 2009 | Reply

    I have to agree with Nancy. You have a great blog and it looks good on Opera. The generation of today is very different from then. The innovated method is the best tool to use to capture great minds of the learners.

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