Thursday, August 27, 2009

Online Education & Medical Writing

From a NYT article:

A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”

I've always thought that online education has many benefits (accessibility and affordability), but wasn't sure about its effectiveness when compared to on-site training. This is reassuring, because we are trying to take medical writing education online.

What is your experience with online education? Do you think you learn more than in a classroom setting?

9 comments:

alexfoxx said...

I have taken a few online courses and I love the flexibility online learning affords. I also think my level of learning is on par with traditional classroom settings or perhaps even better. It would be great to see an online certificate program in medical writing. Otherwise, it will take me longer to complete a certificate program, for example, through AMWA.

nlb said...
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nlb said...

Never done so....but if affordable , why not? would love to try it....always willing to learn....Neerja

Natasha Das said...

What if the assignments were ghostwritten? Would you still consider online education more effective than on-site classroom education?

The main aim of any education is to learn something and not just to fare well in the test. Good grades in a test cannot be considered a measure for efficacy of online training.

Ghostwriting for online assignments is not really very uncommon.

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