Delivering Material to First-Year Students Using Online and In-Class Methods: What Works

By Milan Frankl.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: March 7, 2014 $US5.00

In this paper, the author demonstrates that, even though a growing recognition was achieved in the limitations of self-directed learning and theories of group learning, the present online social context makes new modes of interaction possible using Internet and computer-mediated learning technologies. Results from anonymous surveys gauging more than 1,000 students’ reactions to these delivery methods support this assertion.

Keywords: Online Course Delivery, Internet, Distant Learning

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 6, Issue 3, March 2014, pp.31-38. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 7, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 242.835KB)).

Dr. Milan Frankl

Professor, School of Business, University Canada West, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Dr. Frankl earned his MBA from Touro University International (Cypress, CA), and his PhD from the University of Victoria (BC, Canada). He had technical, marketing, and management positions with IBM Canada, serving the finance industry. He later joined Desjardins as director of clearing systems. While with Desjardins and through CIDA, he spent some time in Latin America, implementing a generalized financial infrastructure project for the Latino-American Cooperative Movement out of Panama City. Next he became a director of consulting services and partnered with CGI. He was an adjunct professor at H.E.C. (Montreal University) and University of Sherbrooke, where he and taught computer science and business courses. After moving to Victoria in the early 90s he became, respectively, CFO, President, and CEO of several hi-tech businesses on Vancouver Island. He is presently a professor of business with University Canada West. His research interests include business decision-making, health informatics, and knowledge management.

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