Online learning is an opportunity especially for people who may not be able to attend a college. It is also a means of widening educational access. Online learning plays a significant part in curriculum of the universities. It is a modern equivalent of distance learning. Online courses make learning to a degree level and beyond available to a much wider population. Slow learners especially can benefit because they can take study at their own pace. The students face the challenges in this field. Online group learning, sometimes referred to as computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), if implemented appropriately, can provide an ideal environment in which interaction among students plays a central role in the learning process (see, for example, Koschmann, 1999, 2001; Lipponen, 2002; Lipponen et al, 2002). The emerging of online learner that lack of knowledge and skill in the use of online learning technologies, particularly collaborative technologies. Self-managed learning requires the online learners study independently according to the time availability. Self-motivation and independence requires a reasonable level of competency in emotional intelligence. Group work is very important. The idea is to assist learners in constructing new knowledge primarily through dialogue as a form of interaction.The computer literacy is very important for online learning for the online learner to get the information.
Definitions of Distance Learning
With the history of distance learning encompassing so many different learning environments, we need to find a definition that fits in all situations. There have been many definitions put forward in modern literature. Greenberg (1998) defines contemporary distance learning as “a planned teaching/learning experience that uses a wide spectrum of technologies to reach learners at a distance and is designed to encourage learner interaction and certification of learning” (pg. 36). Teaster and...