Bill of Rights for Digital Learning

https://github.com/audreywatters/learnersrights/blob/master/bill_of_rights.md

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/24/group-drafts-bill-rights-digital-learners#.UQFSCCMQKtw.twitter

Offer a response based on your experience and expectations of online learning. Also consider how the information is presented in the second article- who is the audience and why is this important?

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2 thoughts on “Bill of Rights for Digital Learning

  1. When I firstly hear about online learning, it is hard to image how it works. I thought it could be easier than real class in classroom because the professors are not there. Yet actually, online course could be more strict than regular course. Because you are always alone to complete every task. Also, base on my real experience, there are not many rights we have during online course. For the financial transparency, no one offers us the clear explanation of our choice. And for the access, the price of the online course is the same with regular course, it is not literally affordable. Oppositely, online course is easy to participate. No matter where you are, you just need internet and computer, you can participate. Also, there is one aspect in bill of right called the right to access said online course should be affordable and adapt to different lifestyle.
    For the second article, the audience should be learner and entrepreneur (the responser of online leaning market like MOOC). It told students they need to have some rights during online course, as the rights in the previous article and also said online course is a wider class for students. Yet it is potentially risky about online learning. Because students have right to own their data and intellectual property. It is possible for them to misuse those data. Also the financial transparency and pedagogical transparency are risky because overly transparency makes students know too much about the corse to lead authenticity and the value of the course disappear.

  2. Before this class, I have never touched online learning and I do not know how to deal with it. In my thought, it might be more difficult and more troublesome than the real class because I am wondering how I can learn something without the real professor in front of me. However, when I first tried the online learning, I found it is not that terrible as I thought. It is simple and freedom. Also I can learn many things in online learning by discussing with classmates online or asking professor questions by e-mail. For my personal experience, whenever I did not know something about the assignment, I would send an e-mail to my professor to ask. It is really convenient. As I said, online learning is freedom because there is no really right for it and I can finish the assignment at any time I want before the due day. What’s more, I can take the course at any place and talk with anybody as I want. Also as the article said, online learning have no limit to any people, so online learning is good for everyone.
    For the second article, I think the audience are the learners, like MOOC, because it claims the online learning to the students and it can fit on any people. The reason of why it is important is it states the advantages and the disadvantages of online learning. As the article point, the author said, the digital forms of education, which is online learning, can bring learners a high quality education. However, the learner may misuse their data and the financial transparency and the pedagogical transparency are risky.

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