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.

TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Kavita Rao, Educational Technology Specialist, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu HI. Albert: Learning disability–difficulty reading large blocks of text, overwhelmed by too much info. Address diverse learning styles–multimodal materials. Online course with asynchronous (LMS) & synchronous (Web conferencing). Video files & audio podcasts.

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What is m-Learning?

eLearning Cyclops

As with distance learning and e-learning, m-learning encapsulates many modes of learning. A definition general enough to capture it all could be: A distance learning event delivered, synchronously or asynchronously, via an electronic mobile device. Granted, this definition is similar to others out there, but generic enough to include current applications that are commonly accepted as m-learning. Distance Learning m-Learning

Welcome to Synchronous E-Learning Month

Bottom-Line Performance

And we’re making some significant changes to our Lessons on Learning blog! July’s focus is on Synchronous e-Learning, better known as distance learning. Synchronous E-Learning Defined. You may or may not be familiar with synchronous e-learning. It’s simply a form of distance learning in which both the instructor and participants are in the session “live&#. audio conferencing. Most of the work was asynchronous.

Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

The blog carnival didn’t get quite the response I was hoping for this month, so I decided to go in a slightly different direction, and look to see what the higher education field had to share about e-learning. Higher education started out as all synchronous learning - and as they have branched into web-based solutions they have stuck with the synchronous model in many cases. An inclination to problem-centered learning. Opportunities for continuous learning.

Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce

The Learning Dispatch

One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is how to disseminate training classes to the largest audience in the least amount of time. Conquering Distance Education: Top 4 Ways to Train Staff Across the Miles. Happily, there are other ways to conquer distance. Some people use other terms for this type of training, such as online training or elearning (electronic learning).

How to be prepared for online teaching and how to overcome potential difficulties

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

This article will focus on how technical and pedagogical difficulties can be beaten, as management difficulties can be largely solved through the inclusion of students into an LMS (Learning Management System). But before we move on to practical tips, an analysis of what is asynchronous and synchronous learning is, should be conducted. Synchronous & Asynchronous learning. Synchronous learning. or by being connected via a synchronous learning platform.

3 LMS Must-Have’s to Support Synchronous eLearning

TalentLMS

One of the biggest benefits of e-learning is the flexibility it offers, learners anywhere around the world can all become a part of the same course and learning community. With all of this flexibility and the ability to cater to each learner’s preferred learning style, most e-learning course strategies are divided into what is known as synchronous and asynchronous learning categories. What is Synchronous Learning?

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #07

Mike Taylor

Welcome to the latest collection of tools and apps for your learning, design and technology toolbox. Welcome to the latest collection of tools and apps for your learning, design and technology toolbox. Descript is a collaborative audio/video editor that works like a doc.

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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. It includes the delivery of content via Internet, intranet/extranet (LAN/WAN), audio- and videotape, satellite broadcast, interactive TV, CD-ROM, and more. That can be part of learning.

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How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

As such, instructors who are new to the online learning environment may feel a lot of anxiety about how best to provide their students with the learning experience they deserve. Do you feel like you don’t have the time to learn online learning best practices? You can now turn your online classes into connected, active, and engaging learning communities. You built an active and inclusive online learning community. What is humanized online learning?

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CCK08: Connectivism, Equity, and Equality

Experiencing eLearning

In Groups Vs Networks: The Class Struggle Continues , Stephen Downes makes this statement about assessment: I want to change the system of assessment in schools because right now we have tests and things like that that are scrupulously fair, particularly distance learning where we outline the objectives the performance metrics and the outcomes and all of that. We start from the assumption that everyone will learn and be assessed equally.

How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?

eFront

Several professionals in the Learning industry want to convert their f2f courses into an eLearning format. They believe that by simply moving their content such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, audios, and documents to a Learning Management System that they have converted their face to face courses to an eLearning format. Asynchronous Learning : Learning in which interaction between instructors and students occurs intermittently with a time delay.

Safety Training Checklist: Communicating Health and Safety Protocols

eThink Education

Depending on how you leverage them, Learning & Development (L&D) programs often directly influence the growth rate of an organization. In the wake of emerging challenges like the Covid-19 pandemic, the increase of online learning and telecommuting has taken center stage globally. Social distancing and a drastic increase in remote work has brought a higher demand for distance learning and changes in how team members communicate.

The Theory and Practice Gap in eLearning

eFront

D, the pioneer behind several educational technology adoption frameworks, declared how trainers and educators in general “ have too little help in addressing the issue at the heart of our educational problems: how to identify and provide what it takes to learn ”. As an eLearning professional, with access to a plethora of educational technology tools and learning management systems , and years of development experience, you need to push your creativity up another notch.

The Theory and Practice Gap in eLearning

eFront

D, the pioneer behind several educational technology adoption frameworks, declared how trainers and educators in general “ have too little help in addressing the issue at the heart of our educational problems: how to identify and provide what it takes to learn ”. As an eLearning professional, with access to a plethora of educational technology tools and learning management systems , and years of development experience, you need to push your creativity up another notch.

Let the eSeminars Roll on: Announcing September Captivate 5 / eLearning eSeminars

Adobe Captivate

They are always fun and its a good chance to meet members of the community - get those pesky questions asked, and learn about some new things that may interest you. This one hour session hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, is intended for Trainers, eLearning Professionals and members of the Academic community who want to learn how to migrate their legacy slide decks to more engaging interactive online content.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Im guessing youre designing online distance learning courses. Christy.would you categorize the courses you develop as "distance learning"? not totally comfortable with the term "distance learning" because it really focuses on the geography. If "distance learning" means instructor-led online courses to you though, then yes, thats what Im doing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, February 04, 2008 The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum The Learning Circuits Big Question this month: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? Craft distance learning events for college credit that pull together elements of both asynchronous and synchronous learning experiences. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Not in trying to get a position, but in trying to find a place to get a certificate or diploma in ID or Elearning or Distance Education or whatever you want to call it. I really see this type of learning deployment as an add on to other pieces of learning design. They have two certificates: instructional technology and "advanced distance education."

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany. link] January 12-14, 2010 Learning and Technology World Forum 2010, London, United Kingdom.