Methods of teaching, instruction, and training have been transformed due to advances Information Technology and Communication (ICT). People from all over the globe via ICT can learn just about anything, anytime, and anywhere provided they have basic linguistic knowledge and skills in their native language and an Internet connection. Using these ICT methods, one could question whether deep knowledge, comprehension, and understanding of a given content domain has occurred? More importantly, does instructor personality and their teaching traits make a difference to students in this modality? Quite possibly, the new learner’s ultimate outcome might be: the most convenient and cost effective instructional method which “best fits” their life style. The ICT and on-line education movement continues to grow and is displacing some of the more traditional forms of education. The ideas presented here offer are no concrete reasons or answers for these phenomena, but offer a dialogue of issues for further exploration.
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