Monday, April 09, 2007


Learning Benefits of computer Technology

Cost Effectiveness:
Computer and internet-based learning can be 20-25% less time consuming than instructor-led, facility-based courses where employees must spend time and money traveling. Similarly, a student needing help can access tutors online to answer an individual question rather than meeting with a tutor for an hour.

This allows individuals to learn on an as-needed basis. Students can access information closer to the time the knowledge is needed.

Learner Controlled
Technology has given the individual grater authority over the learning environment. Learning may now occur at one’s own desk or the home.

An individual may proceed through a course or program as the information is fully comprehended. Students can convert information to knowledge on their own timetable.

Advancements in technology and the subsequent growth in the internet have led to the development of interactive learning environments. These learning environments create a renewed interest in the educational process. Individuals can play an active role in the learning process rather than passively listening to a teacher lecture.

Individuals in various places can effectively communicate with co-workers or instructors without being in the same room.

Uniformity of Content
The information delivered can be consistent to all users, therefore reducing the possibility for misinterpretations.

Customizable Content
Information can be developed with individual users in mind. Courses and programs can be created to deal with each individual’s strengths and weaknesses.

Content Updated Rapidly
Product and procedural changes can be updated and delivered in real time. This increases the rate at which knowledge is acquired.

Thursday, April 05, 2007


E - Learning

“Online continuing education is creating a new and distinct educational realm, and it is the future of education”
-Peter Drucker, quoted in the forbes

what is e-learning?
It is the use of computer networks to offer education

Benefits of e- learning
1. It lowers cost.
2. It enhances responsiveness.
3. Messages are consistent or customized, depending on need.
4. Content is more timely and dependable.
5. Learning is 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
6. No user “ramp- up” time.
7. Universality.
8. Builds community.
9. Scalability.
10. Leverages the organizational investment in the web.
11. Provides an increasingly valuable customer service.
12. Personalized training.
13. Improved collaboration and interactivity among students.
14. Less intimidating than instructor led courses.


Physical Sciences Resource Center (PSRC)
Provides teacher resources.

Wonders of Physics
Physics demonstrations chosen to be entertaining as well as educational. Presentations for the general public on the UW-Madison campus in mid-February each year.

Math and Physics Help Home Page
Features a collection of papers that the author and others have written to explain various concepts in math and physics.

Visual Quantum Mechanics
Instructional units that introduce quantum physics to high school and college students who do not have a background in modern physics or higher level math.

Contemporary Physics Education Project (CPEP)
Presents the current understanding of particle physics and fusion research. Intended as an introduction for high-school and college students, and as a teacher resource.

Physics Demonstration Resources
Physics demonstration resources online with URLs and brief descriptions. A must-see resource for anyone interested in learning how to do physics demonstrations.

UM-StL 1D Acceleration Solver
Program to solve relativistic (near light-speed) and ordinary (e.g. homework) acceleration problems using 1D equations standard to introductory physics.
Posts solutions to physics problems. Online help is available.

Map-Based Motion at Any Speed
Resources to empower students familiar with only classical kinematics, in the solution of relativistic acceleration problems graphically and/or with help from Galileo's equations.



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