Davis, T. M. & Murrell, P. H. (1993). Turning teaching into learning: The role of student responsibility in the collegiate experience. National Teaching and Learning Forum, 22 (8). Retrieved October 12, 2011 from http://www.ntlf.com/html/lib/bib/93-8dig.htm
This ERIC digest is based on a new full-length report in the ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report series, 93- 8, (Volume 22-8), Turning Teaching Into Learning: The Role of Student Responsibility in the Collegiate Experience by Todd M. Davis and Patricia Hillman Murrell.
Emelo, R. (August 2, 2012). No more prescribed learning! Now we share knowledge. Chief Learning Officer. Retrieved from: http://clomedia.com/articles/view/who-should-choose-what-employees-learn/
This article describes how the role of the learning leader is shifting from one who prescribes learning to one who facilitates learning connections through knowledge sharing. It describes how organizations are enabling individuals to drive their own learning and how millennials in the workforce expect free-form learning via a variety of connections. Companies placing learning into the hands of employees see significant results. Learning leaders will play a vital role in supporting employees to connect with one another enabling them to learn from each other and to share insights through collaborative platforms.
This resource applies to leaders of corporate learning organizations and enterprise knowledge managers. It offers a visionary approach to the future direction of adult learning professionals and provides insightful trends of knowledge management. I believe the author’s assessment is accurate regarding how the learning landscape is changing in enterprise corporate environments. I see this shift in my own work environment and this is the first article I have found that articulates this shift so well.
Submitted 9/30/12 mgreek
Jackson, M. (September 30, 2009). How to work and study
while gaining a distance learning education. Popular Articles. Retrieved from http://www.populararticles.com/article176239.html
This article depicts
some of the benefits of distance education. The benefits that are highlighted
are that the student can work full time, take care of raising a family and still
earn a degree. The article demonstrates the flexibility that can accompany distance
learning. Distance learning may also
present some challenges for the student. One of the essential elements that are
necessary for the student is that they be organized and well-disciplined to be
successful. Similar to an actual classroom setting an online student must put
the time and effort into their classes if they possess the desire to
This article sings the praises of distance education. It makes the argument of how flexible distance learning can be. The student can work full time, take care of raising a family and still earn a degree. All of this sounds very appealing, but before one becomes too excited, they will need to read the entire article. One of the essential elements is that the student needs to be organized and well-disciplined to reach full success. Similar to an actual classroom setting an online student must put the time and effort into their classes if they possess the desire to succeed.
Submitted: 1/29/2012 rthomas
Marshall, M. & Weisner, K. (2004). Encouraging responsible student behavior. Phi Delta Kappan The Professional Journal for Education. Retrieved October 12, 2011 from www.marvinmarshall.com/pdf/Phi_Delta_Kappan.pdf
This article describes how the concepts of Stephen Covey, Abraham Maslow, Douglas McGregor, William Glasser, and W. Edwards Deming are used in the “Raise Responsibility System.” This article also shows how to significantly increase academic performance. Marshall developed a system that would promote responsible behavior by internally motivating students. Marshall utilized his experiences in teaching, counseling, and administration to guide him as he chose to be proactive and teach his students as opposed to reacting to the negative situations. Weisner describes the positive changes in her students’ behavior and learning after she implemented Marshall’s program in her classroom.
Roper, A. R. (2007). How students develop online learning skills. Educause Quarterly, 30(Number 1). Retrieved October 12, 2011 from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/HowStudentsDevelopOnlineLearni/157435
This article focuses on the development of student skills which are necessary to succeed in the online learning environment. The author identifies useful strategies that instructors can utilize in their online courses. Roper developed an online survey instrument choosing graduates who had taken at least 80% of their courses online as his survey participants. The students agreed on seven practical steps that helped them succeed online: developing time-management strategies; making the most of online discussions; using it or losing it; making questions useful to their learning; staying motivated; communicating instruction techniques that work; and making connections with fellow students.