I often ask my parents what college — and, therefore, learning — was like before the Internet came to be.
Because when I enrolled at Indiana University in 2005, the Internet ran the show. My classes were organized, registered and configured online, and assignments were often distributed in virtual environments. Moreover, tests, quizzes and assessments were also often administered via the Web — most of the time as I sat in my underwear with a big bowl of cereal, a side of beef jerky and a healthy helping of Steely Dan. Those were the days.
Point being, my entire adult learning experience has revolved around learning through technology. Much of what I know about learning today (I am 24 years old) is filtered through the use of e-learning, or learning technologies.
So when I sat down to chat with my younger sister, who started her freshman year of college a few weeks ago, I was astonished to find the progress that’s been made — particularly in the mobile learning space.
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