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The History of Distance Learning [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Most people probably do not know this, but distance learning has actually been around for quite some time.  In the United States, the earliest recorded distance learning program was in 1728 when Caleb Phillips advertised a private correspondence courses in the Boston Gazette newspaper! It is always interesting to see where we came from in the realm of distance learning.

7 Fascinating Distance Learning Facts

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Most K-12 districts even have learning management systems in place for  online learning programs to supplement the classroom. are helping in the growth of online learning programs all over the world. and Europe account for over 70% of the entire global education industry. Roughly $100 billion is to be spent on online education by 2015. The U.S. independent.co.uk/student/news/uk-universities-to-offer-free-online-courses-8823835.

5 Major Players in Distance Learning

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Due to the growing elearning industry, the number of distance learning providers is also growing.  Be it a traditional LMS offering, new software-as-a-service tools or the newer MOOC platforms , the list seems to grow larger every day. Distance learning is growing so much, even Google is getting into the game. Distance Learning College and Training. Apple.

Battling Fraud in Distance Learning

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In childhood education, elearning is being leveraged to present content in different ways, opening up doors to flipped and virtual classrooms. Specifically, elearning fraud for distance education at universities. In 2011, there were at least 100 fraud-ring investigations involving distance learning, compared to just 16 in 2005. distance learning elearning

Distance Learning / Distance Education

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Steve Wheeler (aka Twitter timbuckteeth ) has been writing a series of articles on how distance education has “developed and the influences it has had on our current education provision&#. I am not going to repeat what he says, but I would strongly recommend you read the articles, and the comments, and join in the discussion on his blog – [link]. Well done.

#EDENRW9 The increasing im-possibilities of justice and care in open distance learning

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Achieving justice and care was a concern from early on in distance education. Intergenerational weight, colonialism, … education is often seen as a key initiative to counter these. Yet, challenges arise against the belief that education and equality is possible. All of societies problems cannot be addressed or erased by education. And what he said hit home!

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3 Trends of Digital Education

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Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. But how do you define digital education? suppose there could be a variety of defining figures, but there are three trends in particular that the digital education trend brings to the traditional teaching methodology – all improve learning outcomes. 1. distance learning elearning

Video: Education Technology is the Future of Education?

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I came across this great video over the weekend, posted by Brian Kotts ( @ iEducator ). I was not aware  that the Norwegian and Swedish education systems were as good as is reported on this post : “When policy makers support and cooperate with practitioners, schools prosper and do well. Let us take an example of educational research. Future of Technology in Education #fote12.

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

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Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. The result: helping people of all ages gain and display 21st century skills and unlock new career and educational opportunities. If you’re an association education or technology director, you might be intrigued by the possibility of bringing badges to your members. Is Your Organization Ready? social media). Summary.

World Academy – Unique Online Education Platform

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announces Launch of Unique Online Education Platform With access to high impact practical short courses for professional development Australia, Sydney: World Academy.tv is facilitating online education for professional development in the 21st Century.  As the new leader in the field of online education platforms, World Academy partners with qualified and renowned […]. The post World Academy – Unique Online Education Platform appeared first on eLearn Hub. Interesting Stuff Uncategorized Distance Learning elearning mobile learning Online Learning

The Importance of Technology to Education #edtech

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In light of last week’s FOTE12 event in London, I found this excellent video from Prof Stephen Heppell, talking about the education system in Australia (and a dire warning to the English education system at the same time): YouTube: Professor Stephen Heppell – Importance of Technology to Education. Envisioning the Future of Education Technology #edtech #eLearning.

Envisioning the Future of Education Technology #edtech #eLearning

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Education lies at a peculiar crossroad in society. On one hand it has the responsibility of anticipating real-life skills by preparing us for an increasingly complex world – but education methodologies can only be formalized after practices have been defined. Malcolm Murray commented that he was disappointed that education was not included. So here is it!

Online Education Facts and Figures

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According to one study of past, present, and future online college students, there is a high perceived value of an online education. Interestingly, what learners indicate as most important in an online educational program is the same as what is valued in traditional institutions – primarily in regards to reputation and tution (cost). Online Degree Appeal. Lower costs.

Report on Open Distance Learning in India

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The following is a brief summary of the Madhava Menon report on ODL in India titled “ Report of the Committee to Suggest Measures to Regulate the Standards of Education Being Imparted through Distance Mode “ The report was released in 2010 it seems. The report defines Open Distance Learning (ODL) as a term that encompasses the “open” and “distance” “Open” means to the committee: the removal of constraints of face to face conventional classroom method. At par or better quality than conventional learning.

Role of Video Conferencing in Education

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It should come as no surprise then that the use of live-streaming video is gaining popularity within online learning settings in education. In August of this year, a video conferencing in education survey was administered using Google Consumer Surveys. One in three indicated that they will attend a virtual classroom or use distance learning in the coming academic year.

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Education Conferences June to December 2014

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The following is a list of education conferences, taking place worldwide, for the the second half of 2014, June – December and beyond. The post Education Conferences June to December 2014 appeared first on eLearn Hub. Conferences Interesting Stuff Distance Learning elearning elearning development Gamification GIMP hub Moodle OERs Open Source Thank you Clayton.

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“The Proof, Promise, and Potential of Digital Education” NESTA Report

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This NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) report was highlighted on the BBC News website this morning with the text that caught my attention – “there is clear evidence that technology can boost learning” Powerful words. Click the image above or use this link to download the full ‘Digital Learning’ report.

Reading: eLearning and the Future of Distance Education

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While searching for articles and papers on the return on investment on eLearning in Higher Education I came across the work or Ormond Simpson. Simpson has made many of his papers and book chapters available on his website, and this one -  E-Learning and the Future of Distance Education  - was especially interesting to me. Distance Learning / Distance Education.

The future of MOOCs

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Don’t all these people deserve a better education? Moreover, I submit they are yet to wreak their full vengeance on the education industry. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. 7. Again, this is already being considered by the American Council on Education. MOOCs get a bad rap. Ka ching! Dental, anyone?

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The future of MOOCs

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Don’t all these people deserve a better education? Moreover, I submit they are yet to wreak their full vengeance on the education industry. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. 7. Again, this is already being considered by the American Council on Education. MOOCs get a bad rap. Ka ching! Dental, anyone?

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Continuing Education Credits for Teachers (And Why They’re Good)

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This isn’t necessarily the case anymore for most professions, including educators. Continuing education credits for teachers has become strongly encouraged (often mandatory) while progressing through a career, well after the original degree was obtained. While some teachers may find the continuing education requirements an annoyance, most welcome it. Variety is Key.

Conferences January to June 2016 – EduTech and Education

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Below is an almost complete listing of all conferences connected with education and technology. The post Conferences January to June 2016 – EduTech and Education appeared first on eLearn Hub. Education and Technology Conferences June to December 2014. Why I LOVE Online Learning – Three Perfect Reasons. Posted in Uncategorized.

Does flipped learning work with elearning – YES IT DOES!

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Flipped learning is almost exactly what is sounds like; the classroom is ‘flipped’ The idea is to make it all about the student – student centered learning. Yes, this does work for elearning!   At it’s most basic flipped learning is classroom and homework flipped around. The post Does flipped learning work with elearning – YES IT DOES!

Learning the Netflix way

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I’ve just read the post by Donald Clark called ‘What does ‘learning’ have to learn from Netflix?’ So, if we’re changing our viewing habits, are we changing our learning habits (as pointed out by Donald)? They could and should be more relevant, more in-depth, and more appropriate to the specific learning outcomes and learning journeys.

10 hot tips for moocers

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By that I don’t mean so much the knowledge acquired from the instructors, but (on the contrary) the skills developed in learning how to learn for myself. That’s fine; it’s called learning. More specifically, use your blog to articulate your learnings from the mooc. Think of moocing as informal learning. Firstly: “Why a mooc?”

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10 ways to keep eLearning interesting

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Creating the learning resources and delivering the content is one thing, but creating and delivering content that is both engaging and thought provoking (and ‘sticky’) is something else. ” Related posts: Envisioning the Future of Education Technology #edtech #eLearning. From the  Sh!ft eLearning website – 10 Ways to Keep ELearning Interesting. Creating

Interview with Sue Beckingham, #EdTechBook chapter author

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In this first post I talk to Sue Beckingham, Educational Developer at Sheffield Hallam University. While I acknowledge that this world of connections is not for everyone, is it even possible to be an effective educator in this world without the connections? We learn from and with each other. DH – Hi Sue. SB – It’s an integral part of my daily routine.

Healthcare Education Technology Handshakes – 2012 MedBiquitous Conference

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eLearning CME conferences Continuing Medical Education distance learning elearning Jon Aleckson SCORM Web CourseworksI am speaking on a panel this Friday at Johns Hopkins at the MedBiquious Conference.  Sounds really cool, but it’s really pretty geeky stuff.  I am still studying up on the various “interface” standards this group sets.  I hope to post an update on my understanding and reflection after the conference. The MedBiquitous Conference is over [.].

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‘The Survival of Higher Education’ by @timbuckteeth

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Steve often writes individual posts or, like recently, he writes a series of post with common themes to expand or challenge a certain approach or concept of education – his 2010 series on ‘Distance Learning / Distance Education’  initiated some interesting discussions. The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles. Norman, 1990).”

Free eBook/iBook: “Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning” #edtech

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“The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute and the EU TELMap project have brought together the luminaries from the European research area to showcase their vision of the future of learning with technology via their recent research project work. 2012 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning Report. Envisioning the Future of Education Technology #edtech #eLearning.

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What makes a good online learning experience?

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Is it possible to define the qualities of what makes a good online learning experience, or a good MOOC? Here’s a few items I think the list needs, feel free to add your own ideas in the comments field below: Presentation : Is the student able to relate to the subject and the presenter / educator? Online, things are different. of days or even weeks. Do you provide alternatives?

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edTech vs. ICT – New Education Policy

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The New Education Policy, 2016, has to give mission level status and significance to education technology by: Systematically building up our intellectual and institutional capabilities in edTech. The NEP draft places no mission level emphasis on education technologies ( edTech ). When leveraged properly, edTech can: Improve learning outcomes significantly in both online and offline modes. Plan and execute national and state-level edTech blueprints for maximum impact on educational outcomes and effective access to education. Mobile Learning solutions.

EdTech’s Impact On Higher Education

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It probably goes without saying that education has been significantly impacted by the surge in educational technology (or edtech). Video streaming platforms (YouTube) in education is pretty common nowadays. So much so that we hardly even think of it as “edtech” anymore but rather just part of the educational environment. ed tech

Distance Education in transit? #EDENchat #EDENchatUS

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What will distance education look like in the future? Distance education has been with us for a long time. More formally, distance education has existed since the early, primitive but quite effective correspondence courses of Sir Isaac Pitman , who used the developing technology of the time, the uniform penny postal service to support his endeavours.