7 Fascinating Distance Learning Facts

LearnDash

It is becoming pretty common place these days for people to take the majority of their courses online (or at least some portion of them). Most K-12 districts even have learning management systems in place for online learning programs to supplement the classroom.

The Differences Between eLearning and Distance Learning

Your Training Edge

There are lots of terms out there when it comes to new styles of learning. If you’re looking to create new courses or new methods to deliver training, it can feel over complicated. What’s the difference between eLearning and distance learning?

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5 Major Players in Distance Learning

LearnDash

Due to the growing elearning industry, the number of distance learning providers is also growing. Distance learning is growing so much, even Google is getting into the game. Below is her assessment of who is worth watching in the distance learning space.

Distance Learning and the LMS: Advice From a Higher Education Expert

Talented Learning

Many colleges and universities have launched distance learning programs, but student success rates remain inconsistent. In this interview, distance learning veteran Nancy Rubin, Ph.D. TL: What are the hallmarks of a highly engaging online learning program?

5 Reasons Why Distance Learning Has Been Around for Centuries

Trivantis

Think distance learning is a recent invention? Distance learning has been around for centuries. One early instructor was Caleb Phillips in 1728; he advertised private correspondence courses in shorthand in the Boston Gazette.

EDUCAUSE 2014: Engaging with Video – How We Flip, Blend, and Provide Distance Learning

TechSmith Camtasia

EDUCAUSE is an annual conference where higher education, tech-savvy professionals can meet to network and learn from each other to help boost education success. Richard Senker is a Program Manager for Computer Science, Business, & Office Administration at Hillsborough Community College.

Prototyping, Distance Learning, Habits, & Mentoring

Big Dog, Little Dog

How-To: Engage the Managers of Distance Learning - Training Magazine. One of the drawbacks to distance learning is it easily can result in the learner's manager becoming disengaged from the learner's training, yet we know a manager's participation in employee training improves results.

10 Qualities and Skills of a Great Instructional Design Company

Spark Your Interest

For example, you need a new training or e-learning course but. You, and/or your organization, are new to e-learning and you aren’t sure where to start. You want to get revenue from the course but you aren’t sure how best to price and market it for your target audience• Your internal resources are currently unavailable or assigned. believe that designing good courses requires a unique set of skills and experience. For example, why is the course required to exist?

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Others, however, consider MOOCs a passing fad, an unsustainable business model, yet another a buzzword destined for the scrapheap like so many before it. I also think the business model will become sustainable, as soon as the providers adopt a freemium model. Apparently if relatively few participants officially complete the course, then the educational experience must have been be a failure. Perhaps we need to look at learning differently.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. Of course, a certificate of completion won’t suffice. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Performance Learning Productivity

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.

What is eLearning and How It Benefits Businesses

iSpring Solutions

From snail-mail correspondence courses to complete digital training, distance learning has come a long way and has now reached its… Read More.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. Of course, a certificate of completion won’t suffice. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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The Business Impact Award

CLO Magazine

The Business Impact Award is for learning executives who have implemented a significant measurement or evaluation program that has demonstrated exceptional business impact from their workforce development programs. Chris Bower, Global Director, GM Center of Learning.

New Partnership for eLearning Thought Leaders Webinar Series

Web Courseworks

Torrance will walk us through how xAPI will change learning and performance strategies as well as challenges instructional designers may face with the implementation of xAPI. What’s it about: Are you seeking to move your current live courses to an online format? Learn more at [link].

What is eLearning and How It Benefits Businesses

iSpring Solutions

From snail-mail correspondence courses to complete digital training, distance learning has come a long way and has now reached its… Read More.

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

LearnDash

Taking extra courses are a great way to further network and hone valuable skills. If a teacher learns a new skill (for example, how to flip a classroom ), then they will ultimately be impacted directly from these new skills. Learning & Leveraging Today’s Technology.

eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

Web Courseworks

Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book. The accidental aspect of our careers is symbolic of the life-long learning journey most adults should ready themselves for. Here we learn: Avoid Bling for the sake of Bling.

Authenticity

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Is it the same with our learning? It seems different when looking at the different MOOCs on offer, I find myself looking at the course team as much as the course syllabus itself. Authenticity and credibility in online learning Click To Tweet.

Use LearnDash to Boost Fundraising for Your Non-Profit

LearnDash

Creating an online training or education course can help raise funds—or make better use of the ones you have. However, non-profits can also take advantage of online training courses to both directly and indirectly boost their fundraising efforts.

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The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Others, however, consider MOOCs a passing fad, an unsustainable business model, yet another a buzzword destined for the scrapheap like so many before it. I also think the business model will become sustainable, as soon as the providers adopt a freemium model. Apparently if relatively few participants officially complete the course, then the educational experience must have been be a failure. Perhaps we need to look at learning differently.

The Growing Opportunity of Online Course Proctoring

LearnDash

Online courses and distance learning have opened up new business opportunities. Countless of organizations and educational institutions rely on e-learning to delivery course content. I also got the impression that there was an initial set-up fee as well in order to integrate with whatever learning management system you were using. It also highlights that mid-market and small business are under-served in this space.

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7 Things to Avoid when Choosing a Video Platform

TechSmith Camtasia

You can also learn more about how Relay can further video for student engagement, outcomes, and accessibility across campus. Tom Rosenberger, Director of Online Learning Services at The College of Saint Rose, shares his need to implement solutions with limited staff.

Change the title, change the work?

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Have I had it wrong all these years … is not been about me being a Learning Technologist (LT), I’ve actually been an Instructional Designer (ID) instead? Bear with me here … This reflection is the 18th entry in my ‘what is a learning technologist’ series.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Distance education programs did get their start relying on mail correspondence and still do today, for example, in rural Alaska and Australia. The flexibility of accessing an entire course from a small and lightweight wireless device makes mobile learning the current education frontier.

Mobile Learning: e-learningnext

ID Reflections

Why Mobile Learning The strongest Value Proposition for mobile learning comes from connecting people with ideas, information, and each other—anytime, anywhere! Ten years back, Clark Quinn’s statement about mobile learning seemed wishful thinking.

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How to Find Free E-Learning Courses

ICDTranslation

The time has come that what you have learned at college is no longer sufficient to last you through your working life. Knowing how pricy e-learning development can be , it comes as a nice surprise that there are great quality, free online courses. Business.

Give Them Permission to Learn

Bottom-Line Performance

In live facilitation we often remind folks to shut off their cell phones, we select an appropriate learning environment, schedule the time – it’s a training event. Just as Gayle indicated in her recent post that it’s important for learners to apply good business practices when taking e-learning, it’s also important for the organization to give the learners permission to do so. So give learners permission to learn and restrict their activities while taking the course.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. E-learning platforms that offer the MOOCs with their regular programs are MOOC platforms. Ithaka S+R monitors and assesses the quality of courses on various MOOC platforms. It additionally incorporates the concept of blended learning to become more popular among traditional scholars. Almost all the MOOC platforms in the market facilitate blended learning in certain ways. What is Blended Learning?

Arousing interests in students for e-learning courses through creative means

emPower BPO

There is no dearth of e-learning courses around the globe. But the question is: are these courses really enhancing the knowledge of children? Once that has been done, the real worth of e-learning courses can be derived.

The Importance of Training Employees for your Business

Kitaboo

Here’s why you need to invest in training for all employees, regardless of their role or time spent with your business: 1. They will gain a better understanding of their role, and they will become more confident in making decisions that benefit the business. Training helps your employees offers a better customer experience: Consumers judge a business by the quality of its customer service. Along with your products and brand image, your employees are your most important asset.

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.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. I looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning.

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Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce

The Learning Dispatch

One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is disseminating 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.

Top 15 Continuing Education eLearning Platform Components

Academy of Mine

Continuing education provides the necessary tools and training for workers to learn how to become more effective, in addition to imparting domain-specific knowledge across a variety of fields, such as law (CLE), medicine (CME) and accountancy (CPE), among others. 7 Course Locking.