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Baptiste, Ian E. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
In a bid to curb violence incurred via the abuse of teacher authority, some educators appear to denounce all forms of imposition. The author of this paper refers to this aversion to imposition and the romantic practices it promotes as "educational niceness". This essay is written to furnish a theoretical justification for educational imposition.…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Power Structure, Role of Education, Foreign Policy
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Bennett, Leslie A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
Virtual environments (VEs) are growing in popularity among educators and have unique potential for online learning. This paper describes the unique characteristics of VEs that make them an effective venue for online learning due to increased environmental presence. Unique characteristics of VEs include nature of visual stimuli, control of the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning, Online Courses