o I need to attend a classroom listening to a teacher to have a quality education? Online education that ignores both, gaining fans every day. Last academic year studied 50.000 people a race or an official Master in the Open University, which only teaches class online. In the National University of Distance Education, which 10 years ago began incorporating interactive systems, 40,000 new students enroll each year and is the center of Africa with more students. Most large corporations already offer continuing online education of their employees. The crisis, the need for retraining and learning new skills erased call prejudice against e-learning.
“I already had a career. Wanted to study something but I did not want to go through the same ordeals: bus hours up and down, food and transportation costs, dedicated … So I decided to try to study at home. The second cycle studied audiovisual communication. Working in the morning in a home office and studying in the evening at the computer. ”There is a no more easy or more difficult than the face. But it requires other things. For example, a lot of willpower,” he recalls. In both courses not touched or stepped on a professional camera or a radio studio. ”But I chose the theoretical branch so I see no problem. If I wanted to practice, could have done them in a private center”, he argues.
The question is when to seek work, is valued equally responsible for human resources an online degree obtained one at a traditional university, recruitment firm, in some sectors will welcome even better. ”Companies value the institution or training center over whether the training was classroom or online. Provided training is approved, which is essential, do not care, “he explains. A spokesman for his specialized area middle and high positions adds that some customers “to more positively valued training online “, because they believe that the candidate has made a special sacrifice if he has been able to combine it with a job.
“Companies are increasingly using distance learning internally. Therefore increasingly rely on arriving with such training to do interviews, innovation and training in e-learning .Furthermore, he believes that the training itself has come a long way: teachers specialized specific didactic and technical improvements.
“Distance education is considered passive and purely self-taught. Now a master Internet, well-crafted, one is more interactive classroom.” The price in a program center online is more than one face. ”Because the key is to run the model and teachers. Attract top-notch faculty to this format is not easy. We pay more to teachers in online, because it is more work. “A traditional classroom class usually lasts between one and three hours. In a virtual classroom, a discussion of a single topic can be extended one week.
In general, in the United States where there is virtual prestigious training centers. In this country there are over 80 centers with programs online with AACSB accreditation, the most widely recognized in the field of business education. In the UK, three. In France and Spain one IE.
The demand for this type of education is not homogeneous. Of the 192,571 students enrolled in 2009 in studies of first and second cycle, 70% chose to study law and social sciences, ie careers and Business Administration, Law or Economics, according to the Ministry of Education.13% opted for technical studies (Computer Engineering, for example) and another 13% by the humanities as a philology or history. Students online in experimental sciences (Biochemistry and Food Science, for example) are only a few hundred, and the college of medicine, nursing and health sciences in general, the Internet has arrived.
Learning: networks of professionals from different sectors that are exchanged solutions, anecdotes and experiences. ”They are even richer than formal training lessons” he explains. These things are for Faberge’s key digital learning momentum. ”The revolution of formats. You can have video, audio, quizzes … and social networks.” Dozens of formats that combine to suit the learning needs of each student. Or at the company are required to follow in and that should assimilate faster and faster.
“Now I’m at a conference of new teaching.’re talking about the possibilities of learning through mobile phones. People can download content and work with it from your phone on the train, the subway … is to use the time. Guess this is what waits the coming months: moving “forward. And the coming years? ”Can not talk about what will happen in the medium term. In 2000 we could not even imagine that in a decade Online education would change much. Within 10 years … we’ll see how it has changed,” ditch.