One of the best things about learning ‘online’ is you can study anytime at any pace! You can literally go as fast or slow as you like.
Most of us are pressed for time and can only squeeze a few minutes in during the day, maybe as much as an hour, but not much more!
Then there’s the style of learning. Experts say that there are a number of learning styles. Some of us learn by simply reading a book about the subject. Others of us have to take the thing apart to learn how it works. Still others learn by discussing the subject. But how do I know what will work for me?
Well, at curriculumweb.org they have a variety of teaching methods and work with the students to find out the best way that the student learns. it’s a very collaborative approach to learning where the Teacher isn’t the one stood at the front of a classroom dictating what the students have to do.
Instead they try to take a more indirect approach, direceting the discussion and allowing the students to work the issues out in their own way.
Imagine sitting around your computer with a problem, feeling totally stumped by the problem, then you get an email or a posting on your site by a someone in another state working on the problem and they are confused by another part of the problem, you take one look and can’t believe your eyes, it’s so easy. you shoot off a reply and both of you working together have sorted the problem! How awesome would it feel? That’s collaborative learning.
That’s what it’s all about. ,people learning how to get the best out of each other.