What is Distance Learning? Definitions, Examples & More

learnWorlds

With the rising trend of e-learning, a question that arises is how it started and what the future of this field is. Distance Learning began with lessons via postcards. Since then, distance learning, along with new information technology, was adopted by universities who wanted to extend their market beyond their immediate areas around their location. What is Distance Learning? Difference Between Distance Learning & Online Training.

Easing the Transition to Distance Learning

Magic EdTech

In an effort to limit the spread, there is a transition to e-learning, including digital and distance learning options. It will take some practice, rethinking, and time before teachers and students will get used to the idea of online learning. Technology can be the answer to make sure that kids do not lose valuable time in the classroom, even if the learning is done outside of school.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

What is Distance Learning? The Complete Guide (2020)

TechSmith Camtasia

In this post, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about distance learning. So, if you want to learn more about how to effectively teach students from a distance in 2020, you’ll love the information in this guide. Keep reading for our complete guide to distance learning. million students enrolled in distance learning. What you’ll learn in this guide. What is Distance Learning? Earning while learning.

5 Distance Learning Lessons for Higher Ed from the Business World

Litmos

In-person classes were hastily converted to remote formats, policies were changed, and professors quickly learned to use whatever technology would let them complete their classes. What can colleges learn from the corporate world? Other professors are passionate early adopters.

Flip your classroom: The benefits & challenges of the flipped classroom approach in enterprise learning

eFront

The flipped classroom approach has emerged as a clear frontrunner! Turning corporate learning on its ears. Flipped classroom learning isn’t all that new. So, what does it mean to flip your classroom? Unlike a traditional, classroom-centric course, or a purely distance-learning program, the flipped classroom approach is a blended learning technique that marries the best of synchronous and asynchronous teaching approaches.

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. Since then, adoption of “badging,” as it has come to be known, has been steadily increasing: Mozilla put on a grant-funded competition to help a variety of organizations develop their own badge programs. If you’re confident that a badging program will meet your association’s credentialing needs, read on to learn about some of the technological considerations involved. Is Your Organization Ready?

3 Strategies to Engage Students in Online Learning

TechSmith Camtasia

Here are three practical, proven ways to engage students in online learning programs. Engage students in online learning – know them by name. Letting students know there’s someone else on the other side of the screen helps build investment and engage them in online learning. Based on the success of their campus-wide Drop-Rate Improvement Program, they applied those tactics to engage students in online learning programs, too.

The Growing Acceptance of Online Education

TechSmith Camtasia

For the past few decades, educational technology has had an increasingly important role in the classroom. But now, it seems as though that technology is establishing itself outside of the classroom, and it’s taking the students with it. While completing a Coursera course will only earn you a certificate rather than a degree, its mainstream adoption (by both the public and educators) is proof that online education is not a passing fad.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&#

Wiki 100

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning. Some are actually adopting new digital practices with lightning speed. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 3) Learning and Business Services. 4) Virtual Learning How-To Resources. Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work Solutions.

Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

As such, it just makes sense for education programs to adopt them as well another tool for teaching. To put it another way, it is about leveraging today’s technology for learning purposes, especially if today’s students are already used to using them. With so many people using social networks, how are the schools effectively using them to reach students and enhance the learning experience? Using a classroom specific LMS. Participating in classroom forums.

Unravelling online training in 3 questions

KnowledgeOne

Online training, distance learning, open distance learning, digital learning, MOOC… are some of these terms one and the same? Are we dealing with entirely different modalities of learning? Why is it more accurate nowadays to talk about elearning or online learning rather than distance learning? Elearning is the modern version of distance education since it involves a connection to a computer, tablet or smartphone.

What is blended learning? (benefits of blended learning in your LMS)

Docebo

Here’s a plot twist – the most modern approach to learning in the workplace: not shaken, not stirred, but blended. The cool part about blended learning models is that we’re not totally saying “out with the old and in with the new”, here. Frankly, traditional face-to-face instruction along with instructor lead training (ILT) does have a place in the learning process. What is Blended Learning? How is Blended Learning Used in Hand with Technology?

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Charles Jennings

Last month Tony Karrer wrote an very insightful piece on his eLearning Technology blog about the Business of Learning. Tony equated the challenges of the learning industry to those of the publishing industry. The same applies to the Learning industry. In fact, I wonder whether we’ll even call it a ‘learning industry’ in a few years time. With this in mind we need to focus on new ways of learning to support our organisations’ new ways of working.

How COVID-19 Has Transformed E-Learning Strategies

ProProfs

In this situation, a few areas such as e-commerce and e-learning are getting immensely popular. billion children out of their classroom. Here’s how the COVID-19 has paved a new way of transforming education from traditional classroom lessons to e-learning platforms. Rise of E-Learning. Before the pandemic, Statista predicted e-learning to reach $30 billion by the end of 2022. Transformation of E-Learning. 1.Smart classroom.

What is Elearning?

TOPYX LMS

Learners can acquire qualifications or develop new skills using electronic devices such as a laptop, mobile device or tablet, accessing educational material often delivered through a learning management system (LMS) which is hosted online. With the ongoing development of the internet and the advancement in elearning technologies, the way in which learners learn will continue to evolve into the future. Thank you to our Guest Blogger spearhead eLearning.

Increasing Scope Of Embedding Videos For Efficient Mobile Learning

G-Cube

Today, most of the video-based mobile learning has emerged as a popular medium for workplace training. This increasing shift towards embracing videos for mobile learning encourages organizations to adopt an online learning style which is accessible anytime and from anywhere. There are varied kinds of videos that are used for mobile learning, including professionally developed videos , interactive videos with knowledge checks, and other social elements.

Successful Online Learning: How One Professor Uses Camtasia for Her Online Classes

TechSmith Camtasia

Online courses are nothing new, but the way some professors are approaching them has made a huge impact on distance learning retention and engagement. Despite this, she was determined to give them the best possible online learning experience. Creating a Better Learning Package. With Camtasia, Danielle was able to “better package” content for her students and create the online classroom she was looking for. Easy Online Learning.

5 Steps to a Successful Blended Learning Strategy

Learning Rebels

Blended Learning Strategy. This Blended Learning post was originally written for DominKnow.com. However, as time has marched on, organizations face certain problems using this delivery method, such as logistic issues, high cost of loss productivity, inability to connect learning back in the workplace, the inability to provide learning reinforcement and the list continues. Blended Learning Defined. Step 1: Define Your Blended Learning Strategy.

Online Learning Works – So Why are Schools Failing at it?

eLearning 24-7

If you believe what many school districts, governmental officials, and even some folks in the media, the whole idea around online learning, as a result of the closing of schools, is not only a fiasco, but something so new that it has sped up its usage by 15 years. . Anyone who has been involved with online learning in the education sector knows full well that this is false. E-Learning (the actual term) for online education started in 1993. Distance Learning 2.0.

Fears about Technology Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

On one side, technology enabled learning is seen as a way to promote high level of learners’ engagement in a classroom setting and employees’ intellectual growth, while on the other hand, fear of being unable to use it because of lack of technical expertise required for using technology, expensive accessibility, high dependency on technology for learning etc, are some of the fears which are the gist of this article.

How Coaching enables L&D and improves workplace performance

Docebo

Coaching is a process that enables learning and development to occur and thus performance to improve. In the business field, the manager becomes a coach : his job is to help learners learn how to act and behave during specific situations in the workplace. It’s helping them to learn rather than teaching them ”. Docebo Product & News E-learning Industry ELEL

Interview: Micro Agility Featuring Acky Kamdar, CEO, Magic EdTech

Magic EdTech

Acky Kamdar, CEO, Magic Software Inc serving Education markets (Magic EdTech) and Financial Services Markets (Magic Finserv), has been active as a technology entrepreneur and an investor in the fields of digital technologies, blockchain, machine learning, AI and NLP.

Agile 52

Fears about Technology Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

On one side, technology enabled learning is seen as a way to promote high level of learners’ engagement in a classroom setting and employees’ intellectual growth, while on the other hand, fear of being unable to use it because of lack of technical expertise required for using technology, expensive accessibility, high dependency on technology for learning etc, are some of the fears which are the gist of this article.

3 biggest flaws with the LMS and why it doesn’t make your employees better on-the-job performers

Axonify

Whether you’re a mid-sized organization or a large Fortune 500 and whether you sit in the Human Resources, L&D or Store Operations group, you’re likely familiar with the Learning Management System—“ a software application or Web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess a specific learning process.”. According to Training Industry Report , the vast majority of companies (73%) are using an LMS today for corporate learning. Modernizing Corporate Learning

Post-COVID Trends in L&D for Employee Training

Kitaboo

COVID-19 is changing the way employees learn and work across the world. With more and more organizations shifting to remote working, remote training , newer learning tools are being adopted to sustain learning during the pandemic. More Emphasis on Social Learning Methods.

Fears about Technology Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

On one side, technology enabled learning is seen as a way to promote high level of learners’ engagement in a classroom setting and employees’ intellectual growth, while on the other hand, fear of being unable to use it because of lack of technical expertise required for using technology, expensive accessibility, high dependency on technology for learning etc, are some of the fears which are the gist of this article.

Using a MOOC for HiPo Training

Your Training Edge

It’s an irony of fate that only few organizations realize the fact of having HiPos training programs that are different from usual learning and development activities conducted for all the employees. However, a Senior Director learning at McAfee, Lori Aberle rightly says that once learners leave the instructor-led class, they are done. In addition, the on-site training was set up either too fast for some, or may be too slow for others, which classrooms lessons are by necessity.

Using a MOOC for HiPo Training

Your Training Edge

It’s an irony of fate that only few organizations realize the fact of having HiPos training programs that are different from usual learning and development activities conducted for all the employees. However, a Senior Director learning at McAfee, Lori Aberle rightly says that once learners leave the instructor-led class, they are done. In addition, the on-site training was set up either too fast for some, or may be too slow for others, which classrooms lessons are by necessity.

Changing Training Paradigms

Your Training Edge

If I talk about corporate training, then e-learning, MOOCs, digital education etc all are the ways underneath the rapidly changing training scenarios all over the world. This integration of branding, learning and point of need messaging is a fundamental driver of change. The training paradigms are shifting fast to take into account new models like MOOCs, distance learning, video learning, webinars and e-learning.

Change 143

The Race between Learning and Technology

Your Training Edge

Well, this post is going to be quite significant since it discusses an ever popular buzz comparing the learning with technology. Well, to be honest, I would first be starting with technology as a compliment for learning, since being a trainer I witnessed a number of technologies since last decades that just transformed the training and development industry. Is technology good or bad or a neutral for learning and education?

3 biggest flaws with the LMS and why it doesn’t make your employees better on-the-job performers

Axonify

Whether you’re a mid-sized organization or a large Fortune 500 and whether you sit in the Human Resources, L&D or Store Operations group, you’re likely familiar with the Learning Management System—“ a software application or Web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess a specific learning process.”. According to Training Industry Report , the vast majority of companies (73%) are using an LMS today for corporate learning. Modernizing Corporate Learning

New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

MOOCs generate a huge amount of data, which can be collected and analyzed to gain insights into how people learn, what teaching methods are most effective, and many other areas related to learning. Here we’ll review some of the new research that has come out of MOOCs and other technology-enabled learning environments and explore what the findings mean for corporate training. Online learning works, so let’s shift the conversation to how to make it successful.

Video Training for Learning & Solving Problems

Your Training Edge

Learning facilitated by information technologies and problem solving skill enhanced by digital tools, is gaining momentum since last decade. I have previously talked about MOOCs and distance learning systems for both academic and corporate training scenarios. Much of the emphasis has been on learning outcomes obtained in e-learning environment rather than traditional classroom settings. Thousands of e-learning or online courses are not available.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&#

Wiki 100

8 Ways to Develop an E-Learning Mindset

Origin Learning

E-Learning is the use of electronic media such as videos, audios, presentations and online content created using the effective use of technological tools in learning and teaching. Although there are various linguistically restrictive terms for E-Learning (for example, Computer Based Instruction, Internet Based Training, Virtual Learning , Flexible Learning, etc.), E-Learning is about imparting knowledge using the relevant tool. Learning.

3 Sectors That Have Benefited Most from Learning Management Systems (guest blog)

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

If learning is indeed a continuous process, then learning management systems are its enablers. Today’s technologies now allow for learning to happen outside the confines of the traditional classroom or training area while keeping learning-related costs low. Learning is now possible regardless of location and time. Learning management systems are becoming quite popular both in an academic setting or in a business environment.

Odessa College Builds Student Success with TechSmith Relay

TechSmith Camtasia

Incorporating blended learning technology throughout an entire college campus can be difficult if you don’t have the right tools, resources, and buy-in to help along the way. One college in Texas sought out a lecture capture solution that not only recorded class lessons, but also gave faculty the ability to create an engaging, blended learning environment. In their classes, students are now receiving more engaging online learning opportunities with video lessons.

Remote working? Why an authoring tool to create e-learning courses is the best choice for your company

isEazy

Connectivity and remote learning will be essential for telework to be carried out. Traditionally, these training needs have been addressed through face-to-face courses or by hiring an e-learning provider. Tips for remote, hassle-free learning.

eLearning Defined

Tony Karrer

eLearning / E-Learning - Broad definition of the field of using technology to deliver learning and training programs. Typically used to describe media such as CD-ROM, Internet, Intranet, wireless and mobile learning. Some include Knowledge Management as a form of e-learning. eLearning / e-Learning - Any learning that utilizes a network (LAN, WAN or Internet) for delivery, interaction, or facilitation. That can be part of learning.

CD-ROM 102