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Unit 5 : EducationEducation in Cyberspace
Unit 1: Part A Pre-Reading Activities Intensive Study After-reading
Unit 1: Part A Warm-up Questions Wacth and Think Word Web Spot Dictation Background Information
Pre-reading Activities: Warm-up Questions1. What is your idea of an ideal university life? 2. How does education improve your life?3. Can you feel the impact of modern technology on teaching and learning in your university? 4. How does cyber education benefit students?5. How do students behave in cyber classrooms and traditional classrooms respectively?
Directions: Watch the following video and take notes. Whats the instructors opinion on online education? Do you agree that it has some advantages over the conventional/traditional education?Pre-reading Activities: Watch and Thinkschedule, twice amount of work, main differences, face-to-face
Pre-reading Activities: Watch and Think
Pre-reading Activities: Word WebDirections: What words will occur to you when we mention Education.Education teacherclassroomknowledgelectureschoolplaygroundhomeworkbachelormasterdoctorundergraduategraduationfreshmandegreediplomadisciplinesemestersubjectstudystudentuniversity
Virtual Global University The Virtual Global University (VGU) is a private organization founded in 2001 by 17 professors of Business Informatics from 14 different universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The VGU brings together the ________________________ of people from different universities in one _______ organization. At the same time it is a ____ organization, according to German civil law ______________ "VGU Private Virtual Global University GmbH."Pre-reading Activities: Spot Dictationknowledge and experiencevirtualrealunder the name
The focus of VGUs study _________ is information technology (IT) and management or Business Informatics as it is called in Central Europe. Students of Business Informatics (BI) are taught how to use IT ___________ to develop business solutions for __________________ . All courses offered by the VGU are based on the Internet as well as on commonly ___________________and communication technology. Courses are conducted in English and are given ________, or are substantially supported, by means of ________________.offeringseffectivelyglobal challengesavailable informationentirelyelectronic media
a pioneer in adult education and distance learning, and founder and CEO of Geteducated.com. She is the author of the well-known book Never Too Late to Learn: The Adult Students Guide to College. Pre-reading Activities: Background InformationVicky Phillips:
English inventor of phonographic shorthand (). He set forth a shorthand system based on phonetic () rather than orthographic () principles. It became one of the most-used systems in the world then. He published many manuals (), journals, and books about shorthand through his own publishing house.Pre-reading Activities: Background InformationIsaac Pitman (1813 ~1893)
An ancient Greek philosopher. He had a very great influence on European philosophy. He explained his ideas in the form of written conversation. His teacher was Socrates () and after Socrates death he established a school called the Academy, where Aristotle was one of his students. His most famous work is The Republic (), which is about the perfect state and form of government.Pre-reading Activities: Background InformationPlato (427 ~ 347BC) :
Intensive Study Structure of the Text Main IdeaIntensive Study Difficult sentences Key words, phrases & usages Comprehension exercises
Part IPart IIPart III1~34~910~17I teach in cyberspace.As a virtual professor, I teach without personally meeting my students.Being a Guide on the Side, I have succeeded in getting my students to communicate their ideas actively and think critically, which is something I find hard to achieve in traditional campus education.Part IV18~20Cyber-teaching reflects the nature of a true liberal education as is defined by Plato, and it is well received by the participants.
Mankind hopes for a better world to live in. T_ t___ e__, man has to confront the inevitable conflicts that the future holds i_ s____. Since education lays an i____________ role in managing those conflicts, the following four pillars of education are proposed. Learning to live together c____ f__ an understanding of others and the awareness of the d________, similarities and interdependence of all people so that people can i________ joint projects. I_ a_________ w___ the global changes brought about by scientifico his ndntorendispensablealls oriversitymplementn ccordance ith
progress, the e_______ in learning to know should be put on c________ a broad general education and the opportunity to study a small number of subjects i_ d____. Associated with the issue of occupational training, learning to do aims to e____ people to cope with various situations and work in teams. The fourth pillar is learning to be, which focuses on the complete development of ones potentials when he g___ a____ an independent, critical way of thinking and judgement. Given the comventient a_____ to knowledge in the information era, everyone mphasisombiningn epthquipoes fterccess
longs for a way to g__ the most o__ o_ their own specific educational environment. These four interrelated pillars can help us make the best out of education and attain our future ideals.Main ideaet ut f
Campus teaching is the conventional style of education that has been practiced for centuries. Vicky Phillips, however, does not think highly of this form of teaching. As a cyber professor, she talks about the decline of the American campus and the rise of the American educational mind.Intensive Study
1 On a recent business trip a man asked me what I did for a living. I replied that I wrote and taught college courses. 2. Oh? he said. Where do you teach?3. A peculiarly honest answer came out of my mouth before I could think. Nowhere, I said.
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4 Its true. Since 1990 I have taught and counseled for what a friend of mine calls keyboard colleges distance-learning degree programs. Where I teach is inside that electrically charged space that lies between my phone jack and the home computers of a group of generally older-than-average college students. Intensive Study
5 In 1990, I designed Americas first online counseling center for distance learners. Since then Ive worked with more than 7,000 learners online. Ive flunked a few of them. Ive never personally met any of them. 6 For want of a clearer explanation of my career situation, I told the man who inquired that I teach in cyberspace. Im a virtual professor, I tried explaining. Distance learning ... online degree programs ... virtual universities. Intensive Study
7 The mans face remained as blank as a clear summer sky. I couldnt tell whether he was silent out of respect or keen confusion. I imagined both to be the case, so I settled in to explain what I have to explain frequently these days: the decline of the American college campus and the rise of the American educational mind as I see it. Intensive Study
8 Distance learning, or educational programs where pupil and professor never meet face-to-face, are nothing new. Sir Isaac Pitman of Bath, England, hit upon the idea of having rural residents learn secretarial skills by translating the Bible into shorthand, then mailing these translations back to him for grading. He began doing this in 1840. And he made mounds of money doing it. Intensive Study
9 I dont teach shorthand; I teach psychology and career development. I write many of my own lessons, though, just as Sir Isaac had to do. My post is the World Wide Web. I post assignments to electronic bulletin boards and send graded papers across the international phone lines in tariff-free e-mail packets. I convene classes and give lectures in online chat rooms when need be. Intensive Study
10 Is this any way to dispense with a real college education? Can people learn without sitting in neat rows in a lecture room listening to the professor the Sage on the Stage? 11 Yes, absolutely. Why not? In fact, while many people find it hard to imagine a college with no campus, I nowadays find it hard to imagine teaching anywhere other than in the liberal freedom that is cyberspace.Intensive Study
12 In cyberspace, I listen, read, comment and reflect on what my students have to say each of them in turn. What they know, they must communicate to me in words. They cannot sit passively in the back row twiddling their mental thumbs as the clock ticks away. They must think; and horror of horrors, they must write. Thinking and writing: Arent these the hallmarks of a classically educated mind?Intensive Study
13 I know my students not by their faces or their seat position in a vast lecture auditorium; I know them by the words and ideas they express in their weekly assignments, which everyone reads online. 14 I am not a Sage on the Stage I am more a Guide on the Side. Often what the students say or write to one another, or the way they incorporate their work and career ideas into their papers and debates with each other, is more practically inspiring than any help I could provide them with.Intensive Study
15 My average college kid is 40 years o