e-Learning supplements face-to-face teaching: OECD

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According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development survey of institutions in 13 countries e-Learning has yet to revolutionise teaching in universities.

It has more impact on administrative services such as admissions, registration, fee payment and purchasing than on the fundamentals of classroom teaching and learning. The OECD survey has found that e-Learning typically supplements rather than replaces face-to-face teaching. The OECD says universities are considering how to unleash the potential of e-Learning. The challenges are to use the technology to teach in new and effective ways to get academics and technical staff to work together and to reduce costs by using open standards software, by replacing on-campus teaching and by encouraging peer and automated learning.


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