The New Paradigm of Online Education Analytical Essay by Nicky

The New Paradigm of Online Education
An examination of how higher education is evolving as technology advances.
# 147162 | 1,479 words | 2 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper examines the changing face of higher education, noting that higher education has seen significant revolutions over the course of the decades since the popularization of communication media such as the Internet. This has resulted in the demand for a much more flexible learning institution in terms of self-directed and adult education, the paper explains. Furthermore, the paper asserts these changes have also affected how education and its institutions now interact with bureaucratic and collegial institutions. The paper also discusses distance learning and various online programs. The paper concludes that, in the midst of all these changes, the focus of learning institutions is indeed the learning process and its students, or clients; market demands and healthy competition should therefore play a primary role.

From the Paper:

"To return to the seven educational models mentioned above, few institutions of education today can claim to exclusively adopt a single model of education. Instead, education models tend to be integrated. A university could for example cater to both the international and local market by integrating online and classroom education. Another university could integrate the technical and corporate aspects of the industry, and so on. In this way, the faces of competition and leadership have both changed. In terms of competition, learning institutions are required to function in a much more diverse, integrated market. This is a challenge for leadership, as a concomitant diversity of faculty needs to be managed in such a way as to optimize the quality of the outcomes in terms of the competition."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hanna, Donald E. (1998, March). Higher Education in an Era of Digital Competition: Emerging Organizational Models. JALN Vol. 2, Iss 1.
  • Otte, George & Benke, Meg. (2005). Online Learning: New Models for Leadership and Organization in Higher Education.

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